Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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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.
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Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — At Zynga

A very big hire for the troubled online gaming giant.
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Who’s at D: HTC President Jason Mackenzie on the HTC One, the “Facebook Phone,” and Regaining Lost Ground (Video)

HTC’s president of global says insists it’s not run-for-the-exits time at HTC.
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Yahoo Hires Longtime McKinsey Exec DeVine to Head Global Ops

Exec ho! A new big hire at Yahoo.
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News Byte

Talenthouse Brings in Nokia, Adidas and Coca-Cola to Sponsor Engagement Platform

Los Angeles-based Talenthouse, a global creative collaboration community with two million members, said that it was launching an “engagement” platform with Adidas’s eyewear, Coca-Cola’s Vitaminwater and Nokia to allow its members to be paired with the mega-brands and be sponsored by them. Talenthouse said that artists will get paid based on engagements that their project and their content generates for those brands, which will be able to “integrate their message directly into the artists’ projects & portfolios and become part of all peer to peer social media conversation.”

Mobile Goes Global

From New York City today and tomorrow, D: Dive Into Mobile puts top execs onstage for their perspective on the global mobile scene.
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Elissa Murphy, One of Yahoo’s High-Profile Tech Execs, Heads to Go Daddy as CTO (Memo Time!)

It’s the second talent raid by former Yahoo product head Blake Irving, who is now CEO at the domain giant.
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Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks

In its first C-level hire from outside the company, Eventbrite has brought in experienced finance exec Mark Rubash as CFO.
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