Facebook Jumps Into the Games Publishing Biz

Game, set, match.
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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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Moon Shot: Earthbound Investor Milner Talks About Origins of the Universe at SXSW

Well-known Russian digital dude thinks the big thoughts.
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Microsoft Rejiggers Its Yahoo Search Alliance Leadership, Too

Yahoo — which I reported yesterday had named Laurie Mann as the new head of its key search unit — is not the only one making changes in leadership working with Microsoft on its limping search alliance. Longtime Microsoft veteran Greg Nelson is leaving his role as GM of strategic alliances, which includes the search partnership with Yahoo. Yahoo’s new interface at the software giant will be Bob Wyler, who has been with the alliance team since the deal was struck in 2010. Nelson will take on a new job as GM for a unit called “Display + Monetization,” working on digital advertising initiatives across the company in the advertising business group, under Online Services Division COO Rik van der Kooi.

Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.
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Former MySpace and NFL Digital Exec Jeff Berman Tapped as President of Hollywood’s BermanBraun

Is content poised to take off online?
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Exclusive: Is Andrew Mason on the Bubble as CEO of Groupon?

Is a boardroom showdown looming for the troubled daily deals company and its affable co-founder?
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After Stepping Down as Sybase CEO Last Week, John Chen Joins Silver Lake as Senior Adviser Today

The well-regarded mobile and database enterprise software exec heads to a powerful PE firm.
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True&Co Co-Founder Ramamurthy Joins Battery as EIR

Aarthi Ramamurthy, who co-founded personalized intimate apparel online retailer True&Co, has joined Battery Ventures as an entrepreneur in residence to “pursue disruptive e-commerce initiatives.” Ramamurthy was most recently head of product of True&Co, which launched at the D: All Things Digital conference earlier this year. She has also worked at both Netflix and Microsoft, and was the co-creator of Bubblegum, a photo-sharing application.