While Yahoo Gave Few Details About Couric’s New Role, Here’s What a Previous Deal With Her Wanted (Memo)

“This was a long time coming,” said one Yahoo exec. “It just took a very long time.”
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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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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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Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

It’s like a bell curve on geek steroids.
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Top Skype Exec Mark Gillett Departs Microsoft

According to an internal memo sent this morning to employees, top Skype exec Mark Gillett is leaving Microsoft. Sources said that Gillett — who is corporate VP for Skype, as well as its Lync product — has another job he is headed to, although the memo did not mention where he was going. Gillett, who is responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations globally, has been with the online telephony company for several years, including before Microsoft bought it. Previous to that, he worked at private equity giant Silver Lake in Europe.

BlackBerry to World: Not Dead Yet!

Reports of my impending death have been greatly exaggerated.
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Yahoo Redux: HP Says “All Hands on Deck” Needed, Requiring Most Employees to Work at the Office (Memo)

Another tech giant tightens its work-from-home rules.
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HBO COO Eric Kessler — Who Spearheaded Its Digital Strategy — Is Departing

The No. 2 at the premium cable channel left over “management process” issues.
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AOL’s Sullivan to Take Over Its Homepage Business

More management changes at the New York Internet giant.
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The BuzzFeed Numbers Jonah Peretti Won’t Talk About

Which are really good!
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