Yahoo’s Mayer on the Talent Hunt for Tech Journalists (Even From AllThingsD!)

It’s nice to see Yahoo finally acknowledging the importance of what tech journalists do, even if it means Marissa is trying to poach in our pond.
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Antiques for Geeks: Christie’s Auctions Vintage Apple Computers

As legend has it, the first Apple AAPL computers were made in 1976 in the garage belonging to Steve Jobs’s parents. Of that run of roughly 200 Apple 1s, only a few working models remain. One is currently up for auction at Christie’s.

23andMe Names Former Gilt Exec Andy Page as President (Video)

The million-DNA march gets some exec help.
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Bahat to Head $75 Million Bloomberg Beta Tech Fund

The newly minted VC is charged with investing in and also creating early-stage startups for the media and financial news giant.
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Another VC Is Born: Well-Known Internet Exec Ben Ling Joins Khosla Ventures

The former Google, Facebook and Badoo exec is the second high-profile Silicon Valley operating exec the VC firm has hired of late.
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Viral Video: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Web-Only Commercial Sets Off Debate

Beauty is apparently still in the eye of the beholder.
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Two Views From Samsung About its “Octa” Chip

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Samsung described an unusual eight-brained processor as a major step above competing chips. Now that U.S. buyers will be late to get it, the company is playing down the differences.

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Sony Stakes Recovery on New Smartphone

TOKYO — When the head of NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, took the stage in January to introduce its latest models, he declared Sony Corp.’s new Xperia Z smartphone his company’s top pick, the equivalent of a mother announcing her favorite child.

Exclusive: SurveyMonkey Raises $800 Million in Debt and Equity for Tender Offer — Including New Investment From Google’s New Late-Stage Unit

Ruling out an IPO in the near future, it is one of the largest private equity raises for an Internet company.
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Yahoo’s De Castro Begins Reorg of Ad Sales Unit

Can the Henrique Way — that is to say, a version of the Google Way — fix what ails the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s biggest business?
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