Clinging to Outlook, Only 25 Percent of Yahoo Employees Willing to Eat Mail “Dogfood” (Best Memo Ever!)

According to Yahoo Comms head, for those circling the hippocampian wagons of amygdalian resistance: Hold on a sec, pilgrim. No, really.
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Microsoft Names Exec to Top Skype Post

Microsoft has named Gurdeep Singh Pall to replace the departing Mark Gillett as corporate VP for Skype, as well as its Lync communications product. Gillett, who took a job as head of value creation at private equity firm Silver Lake, had been responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations worldwide, duties that will now fall to Pall. An experienced engineer, Pall was most recently CVP of Information Platform & Experience in Microsoft’s new Applications and Services division. Before that, he was CVP of the Office Lync & Speech group.

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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Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.
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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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Should Twitter Ban Hamas?

Should Twitter allow named terrorist groups to continue to tweet? Not according to a group of Republican House members, who have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to force the San Francisco-based social communications company to ban accounts of organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah. “The FBI and Twitter must recognize sooner rather than later that social media is a tool for the terrorists,” said a letter fro, Rep. Ted Poe of Texas.

Tech Scores on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List: Gates, Sandberg, Mayer and More

Sandberg, Mayer, Gates and more rate.
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Mayer to Get Close to $60 Million (And Maybe More) in Overall Compensation for Yahoo’s Top Job

Memo from the Department of the Internet Rich Get Richer!
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“Big, Big Bucks”: Yahoo Set to Release What It Paid to Hire Marissa Mayer

How much did Yahoo pay for its high-profile new CEO star?
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Airbnb Hires CFO and HR Head in Effort to Grow Senior Team

The vacation-rentals start-up bulks up its senior staff.
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