Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Product Exec Mike Kerns Gets Big Promotion to Run Homepage and Verticals

According to his LinkedIn page, Yahoo has promoted one of its more talented and entrepreneurial execs, Mike Kerns, to a fancy new job (at least the title is). Kerns — who came to Yahoo several years ago after it bought the company he founded, Citizen Sports — had been VP of social and personalization. Now, he’s SVP of product homepage and verticals, which represents a much wider swath of products, including its powerful homepage and more.


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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