Here’s How Much Twitter’s Top Dogs Are Worth This Morning

Spoiler: A lot. And it will likely shoot up in a few hours.
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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.

Mobile Ad Targeter Tapad Raises $6.5 Million, Valued at $140 Million

A company that promises it can help close the mobile ad gap gets new backers at a rich price.
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Here Are Some More Yahoo CEO Choices: Liddell, Rosenblatt, Desmond

Let’s throw a few more names on the fire!

Dibs! Obscure Marketplace Company Nabs Former DoubleClick CEO David Rosenblatt.

The low profile of online luxury marketplace 1stdibs evaporates today, with the appointment of David Rosenblatt as CEO and an injection of capital from high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark.

Hearst-Owned Magazines Launching Daily Deals With Group Commerce

Hearst-owned magazines are treading on Groupon’s territory with the launch of group-buying discounts, starting off with Road & Track and Car and Driver.

Group Commerce Raises More Funding to Ramp Up Daily Deals Platform for Publishers

Group Commerce, which came out of stealth only two months ago, has raised an additional $10 million in funding to help quickly ramp up a platform that enables publishers and media partners to get into the daily deals market.

Google Confirms That Groupon COO Will Be Google's Margo Georgiadis

Margo Georgiadis, VP of Global Sales Operations at Google, will be COO of Groupon, Google confirmed. She is currently located in Chicago, where the social buying site is headquartered. Besides COO, BoomTown will officially bestow the title of “Chief Cat Wrangler” on her in recognition of the massive organizational job ahead of her at the notoriously chaotic start-up.

Wanted: Groupon COO. Must Like Cat-Wrangling, Lack of Spotlight and International Travel (Post-Samwer)

Of all the many job openings in tech, perhaps the most interesting to watch will be who Groupon selects as its next COO, after the recent announcement that it was parting ways with President and COO Rob Solomon. Requirements for running the Chicago-based social buying site: epic cat-wrangling of thousands of employees in far-flung locations; deep marketing and advertising prowess; high-level technology, product, mobile and e-commerce chops; and international experience. Also, please stand in the shadows.

Twitter Still Hunting For Its Product Boss

Twitter has spent months looking for a product leader, and had multiple high-profile potential hires turn down its offers for that job. But it is starting to make some progress.