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Nikki Finke Seeks to Break From Penske Media

In the viciously competitive world of Hollywood trade publications, it was hardly a shock when one outlet recently mocked another for its “humiliating loss of readership and influence.”

Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company

Will this move cause CEO Marissa Mayer to focus on media?
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Silicon Valley Finance Vet Peter Currie Joins Board of New Relic in IPO Prep Move

Guess who’s back, back again?
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Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

How much is the Silicon Valley Internet giant willing to spend on turbocharging its video prospects?
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Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

The search apparently did not go far from home.
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Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.
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Investor Reaction to CEO Tim Cook’s Dramatic Management Upheaval at Apple Will Be Delayed by Sandy

Answering the question, “Did Forstall jump, or was he pushed?” will have to wait out the storm. (But we think pushed.)
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What Will Marissa Do?: Here’s Yahoo’s 2011 Three-Year, 21-Page Product Strategy Plan That Reads a Lot Like Mayer’s New Vision

Personalization? Check! Mobile first? Check! Invest in ad tech? Double check!
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Déjà Hoo: Yahoo Has Done the Pre-IPO Legal Shakedown Dance Before

Been there, done that.
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AMD-SeaMicro Deal Shows Strange Server Bedfellows

Companies that need to catch up to competitors sometimes try what seem like odd ideas. The deal by chip maker Advanced Micro Devices to buy server maker SeaMicro seems to fit the pattern, and it isn’t the only option that was considered.