Yahoo’s Mayer on the Talent Hunt for Tech Journalists (Even From AllThingsD!)

It’s nice to see Yahoo finally acknowledging the importance of what tech journalists do, even if it means Marissa is trying to poach in our pond.

Hearst Taps Demand Media’s Bradford and Yucaipa’s Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle

Can the City by the Bay finally get the newspaper it deserves?
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Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

An internationalization exec and key news exec take their skills elsewhere.

Quora Inverts Itself by Offering a Blogging Tool

Not every A needs a Q to get started.

Yahoo’s Parting With Thompson Will Be for “Cause” (aka CSLie)

And not cancer, as unfortunate as the timing is for the ousted Yahoo CEO.

Exclusive: The Billion-Dollar Inside Story of How Demand Media Almost Went Private Last Week (And Then Didn’t)

According to sources close to the situation, Demand Media was deep into discussions with a private equity firm to complete a deal that would have taken the online content company private for double its current value.

BermanBraun to Launch Three Non-HuffPost Sites — Including Weather — for AOL

In a rare partnership, Arianna Huffington makes way for some fancy Hollywood online content producers.
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Upcoming Zappos iPad App Mimics a Fashion Magazine

The new black this fall: Retailers will produce content alongside their products, like an online version of a glossy fashion magazine.

On The Verge of a New Tech Site, Which Finally Debuts

Tonight at 1 am PT, techies who have nothing else to do — that would be me! — can click onto a brand new tech site called The Verge.
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