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YouTube Executive Heads to Digital Distributor OverDrive

Lee Milstein, who had been heading up YouTube’s efforts to link up with news organizations, has left to become chief strategy officer at OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to libraries. Cleveland-based OverDrive, which handles the Kindle Lending Library program for Amazon, plans to expand into other digital media. Prior to his 18-month stint at YouTube, Milstein had worked in business development at AOL.

Former Facebook Exec Ali Rosenthal Joins MessageMe as COO

Can the mobile app that lets you communicate better on a smartphone break out with new exec?
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Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday

Get ready for the rumble — and you know Steve Ballmer loves to rumble.
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23andMe Names Former Gilt Exec Andy Page as President (Video)

The million-DNA march gets some exec help.
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After Four Years, Twitter Platform Director Ryan Sarver to Depart

A mainstay of Twitter’s partnership program exits the company.
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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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Jerry Yang Is Back (And Investing More Than Ever)

Frankly — and I would know — the Internet pioneer also seems better than ever.
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Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

Qualcomm, the powerful mobile chipmaker, has hired well-known Silicon Valley investor Laurie Yoler as SVP of business development. The San Diego-based company said that Yoler will be “responsible for augmenting existing business relationships in Silicon Valley, as well as developing new strategic business opportunities for Qualcomm in the region:” she will report to Peggy Johnson, EVP at its Qualcomm Technologies unit. Yoler has most recently been a longtime partner and managing director at GrowthPoint Technology Partners, an investment bank in the area, working with a range of companies and startups.

YESS: Yahoo HR Exec Loses Mayer’s Survey Contest, Gangnam Style

But not so Oppa GS: A stock downgrade.
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