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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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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