Will Microsoft Name Its CEO Before the New Year? Weary Employees Hope for Even Sooner. (Poll)

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth — and a new leader.
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Amid Drone Talk, Amazon Has Real Robots

Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer’s warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst.

MarissaTV, the Yahoo Q3 News — If It Bleeds, It Definitely Does Not Lead

At least CEO Marissa Mayer impresses in her second video performance.
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Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter

No surprise, which should not be a surprise.
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No Update on Microsoft CEO Search, but Company Divides in Five New Business Segments

At a Thursday analyst meeting, Microsoft had nothing to say about who will lead it when CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.
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Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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Live From Sunnyvale … It’s Yahoo’s Q2, as Mayer Streams Video of Earnings Call

I cannot seem to recall an Internet company doing this — please illuminate me, if so — but Yahoo will “live stream a video broadcast of the company’s second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.” The Marissa Mayer CEO show, with sidekick CFO Ken Goldman, will be coming from a studio at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale HQ, and will be available exclusively on Yahoo Finance. (I will so be liveblogging, and am secretly hoping for dancing purple exclamation points.) Wall Street analysts are expecting a meh quarter from the Silicon Valley Internet giant, with a drop in revenue compared to a year ago and worries about Yahoo’s key display advertising business. (Update: I had forgotten, but Netflix will also do so, although it will be a discussion, and not until later this month.)

On CEO’s First Anniversary, Yahoos Get to “ThxMarissa!” (Best Internal Memo I Ever Held.)

Thank you, thank you very much — for the 73 percent stock rise since last year.
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I’m Still Here: Stock Soars as Groupon Shows Stronger-Than-Expected Q1 Revenue

On the other hand, I could use a nice cup of hot growth.
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Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company