It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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Former Yahoo and Zynga Exec Named President and COO of Audax Health

David Ko, who joined the board of Audax Health in September, has been named president and COO of the Washington, D.C.-based digital health development company. He’ll be based in the company’s San Francisco office. Before Audax, Ko was COO at gaming company Zynga and he also spent a decade at Yahoo in various senior roles.

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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AOL’s Susan Lyne on Trying to Make Bank With Online Content and More! (Video)

Also, what’s up with Patch?
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Yahoo Increases Share Buyback Plan to $5 Billion and Announces Debt Deal

Yahoo’s board, which just met, has increased its share buyback authorization by $5 billion, a move which should keep its already Alibaba-lifted stock in place for the short term. The Silicon Valley Internet giant also said it was doing a $1 billion debt offering of convertible senior notes and that it intends to use the money for things like stock buybacks and possible acquisitions. Yahoo has been aggressively purchasing its own stock under the tenure of CEO Marissa Mayer.

Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.
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Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Analog is the new digital.
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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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