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Mayer’s much-hyped relaunch of the home page seems a lot like adding a new coat of paint and some racing stripes to your old Chevy. It may make you feel better, but it’s not going to go any faster.
– Mathew Ingram, GigaOM
Zynga’s CTO of Infrastructure Allan Leinwand has left the social games company, reports GigaOm, which says the executive has assumed a similar role at ServiceNow. Leinwand was a key executive helping to shift the company from Amazon’s cloud services to its own infrastructure. Leinwand follows a string of other departures as the company’s stock continues to trade near all-time lows.
You don’t have to embrace Julian Assange as a kindred spirit to believe that what he did in publishing those cables falls under the protection of the First Amendment.
While it’s tempting to see the Huffington Post’s Pulitzer as a “big win for new media,” or something like that, the real story is that these organizations — the Huffington Post, the New York Times, the Washington Post — are becoming more like each other. Old media and new media are increasingly antiquated terms.
– Journalism professor Jay Rosen to HuffPo media writer Michael Calderone (via GigaOM)
News Bytereportedly buying employee stock, and Selvadurai and co-founder Dennis Crowley have previously sold shares in an earlier funding round. Gigaom’s Om Malik reported Selvadurai’s departure earlier.