Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — At Zynga

A very big hire for the troubled online gaming giant.
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Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

The longtime mobile exec is a high-profile appointment.
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MyTime Wants to Create a One-Stop Shopping Destination for Local Services

The company wants to be the world’s first online open appointment superstore.
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Here Come the Inevitable Marissa Mayer Magazine Profiles — As She Preps Her Quick Return to Yahoo

The high-profile exec is likely to get back to the office sooner than later.
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Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as “Special Advisor”

Silicon Valley VC superstar brings in another politico.
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News Byte

Loeb Puts More Money Where His Ever Larger Yahoo Mouth Is

Hedge funder Dan Loeb of Third Point has bought another 2.5 million shares of Yahoo for about $40 million this week, bringing his total to 73 million shares, according to a regulatory filing. Loeb — who now owns above six percent of Yahoo — won a seat on the board of the Silicon Valley Internet giant after threatening a proxy battle and has recently been the key director in finagling the recent hiring of former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO. Yahoo’s stock has traded down slightly since the splashy appointment.

Mayer to Get Close to $60 Million (And Maybe More) in Overall Compensation for Yahoo’s Top Job

Memo from the Department of the Internet Rich Get Richer!
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Yahoo Stock’s Dead-Cat Bounce After Splashy CEO Pick — And Here Are the Slides Explaining Why

Not down is the new up? In the land of Yahoo, it is, indeed.
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The Marissa Mayer Yahoo Show, Brought to You by Daniel Loeb

Will a big name solve even bigger problems at Yahoo?
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