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AllThingsD’s Week-In-Review: Zynga Gets a New CEO and Yahoo Goes Shopping

Lets_go_to_the_mallIn case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered AllThingsD this week:

  1. Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — at Zynga (and then, shortly after our report: In Major Hire, Zynga Confirms Xbox Head Don Mattrick as New CEO, Taking Over From Mark Pincus)
  2. Why Did Apple Just Hire a Fashion Industry CEO?
  3. The $50 Million Man: Mattrick Gets Hefty Cash and Stock Package From Zynga, Including $19.3 Million in the First Year
  4. Yahoo Buys Qwiki for About $50 Million (Like ATD Said)
  5. Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upward of $30 Million (Like ATD Said, Part 2)
  6. Smartphone Market Won’t Kick Our Butt a Second Time, Says HP
  7. Here’s New Zynga CEO Don Mattrick’s First Letter to Employees
  8. After Pocketing More Than $500 Million From Bebo’s Sale, Founders Buy It Back for $1 Million
  9. And the Highest-Paid Tech CEOs Are …
  10. Shared Command

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus