Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List Has Lots of Tech Stars, With She-Can-Do-Anything Spotlight on Facebook’s Sandberg

I say we scramble all the private jets in Silicon Valley and get the “Lean In” book star to D.C. to lean on some pols to open the government again, tout de suite!
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Update: Xobni Price Paid by Yahoo Was $48 Million in Cash, Plus Possible Earn-Outs

Still not a big win, but not a total loss.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Social Influence

We have a long list of CEOs who are asking to get in.

— Daniel Roth, LinkedIn executive editor, on its Influencers program

Zynga CIO Debra Chrapaty Departs to Join Nirvanix as CEO

She has been replaced at the gaming company by Dorion Carroll.
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Loose Lips: Yahoo M&A Head Told Employees Company Looking at Two “Significant” and a Half-Dozen Small Buys

In most cases, they sink ships. Here, perhaps not.
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CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving “Quality of Life” at Yahoo

No mention of work-at-home controversy, natch.
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News Byte

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.

Amazon’s Executive Team Is Shrinking