They Shoot Yahoo CEOs, Don’t They? But Not Without a Really Smoking Gun and a Much Stronger Board.

While many across the blogosphere — including some very clever tweets — called for the head of Scott Thompson tout de suite, that’s just not going to happen. At least for now. And here’s why.
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Arrington Talks New Blog (And How He Almost Stayed at AOL)

Michael Arrington is returning to the blogosphere. The blogger, who is leaving AOL and TechCrunch over a fight over his new venture capital fund, said in an interview that he plans to start a personal blog in the coming days.

No New Splashy Engadget Editor Yet, But AOL Site Cleaning Begins

AOL will begin rolling out its plans to overhaul its panoply of content sites as soon as today, a key part of its integration with the Huffington Post, sources familiar with the situation said. The New York-based Internet portal, which paid $315 million to acquire the high-profile news and opinion site, will essentially close down dozens of its dedicated content sites–some being shuttered completely and others integrated with existing Huffington Post sites.

Grrrrr…Tiger Mom Talks About Internet Frenzy Around Book

Last night, BoomTown attended a Silicon Valley book party for Amy Chua, the author of one of this year’s most talked-about tomes: “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” As it turns out, she says, the Internet got it all wrong about her controversial parenting advice.

You've Got Arianna: AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million in Cash and Stock, Appoints Huffington Editor in Chief

In a bold and definitive move, AOL is paying $315 million, mostly in cash, to buy the Huffington Post, one of the Web’s most prominent news and opinion sites. As part of the deal, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington–who was derided by some when she co-founded the left-leaning site in 2005 with investor and well-known communications exec Kenneth Lerer–will become editor in chief of a new unit that has purview over all of AOL content properties. The deal was signed just this afternoon.

Viral Video: The Whole Fuddy-Duddy "60 Minutes" Zuckerberg Interview

Here is the whole CBS interview on “60 Minutes” last night of Mark Zuckerberg. The quick poll of the piece on Twitter and in the blogosphere: The Facebook co-founder and CEO did great and his Harvard University nemisii, the Winklevoss twins, looked goony and graspy (even though Zuck did sandbag them).

As Silicon Valley Infighting Gets Ever Nastier, Let's Be Careful Out There

Last week, BoomTown was in Washington, D.C., my old stomping grounds for 15 years. I miss a lot of things about living there, but most definitely not the poisonous political partisanship that you get sucked into from the minute you arrive. But it’s almost a relief to be there rather than in Silicon Valley, given how increasingly hostile the atmosphere is getting as a range of companies wrestles over a range of issues, both key and trivial.

As Silicon Valley Infighting Gets Ever Nastier, Let’s Be Careful Out There

Last week, BoomTown was in Washington, D.C., my old stomping grounds for 15 years. I miss a lot of things about living there, but most definitely not the poisonous political partisanship that you get sucked into from the minute you arrive. But it’s almost a relief to be there rather than in Silicon Valley, given how increasingly hostile the atmosphere is getting as a range of companies wrestles over a range of issues, both key and trivial.

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Site Pushes Anonymous Reviews of Coworkers

What if people could post anonymous reviews of your work on your social-networking account, and there was nothing you could do about it? That’s the format used by a start-up called Unvarnished. According to the site, Unvarnished aims to help users “get the inside scoop on other business professionals, providing candid assessments of coworkers” and potential hires.

Monster Devours Hotjobs

Motorola’s DEVOUR: WINR or LOZR?

Apple Ad Guru: I’m Not Going Anywhere