Kara Swisher

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Yahoo M&A/HR Head (And No-Telecommuting Hammer) Reses Gets New Title

While some — well, I do — like to refer to her as the “Yahoo exec who wrote that doozy of an anti-telecommuting memo,” Jackie Reses, Yahoo’s EVP of people and development, now has the title of Chief Development Officer. While BusinessWeek reported that this lofty new moniker means she also gets “partner and culture development” in her portfolio, Reses is essentially doing the same job in terms of HR and M&A — mostly in the mobile arena — at the Silicon Valley Internet company.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik