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News Bytenamed EVP of people and development in September, overseeing human resources and corporate development at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. The board of the Chinese e-commerce company, in which Yahoo still holds a large stake — about 23 percent fully diluted — after selling a multi-billion-dollar chunk recently, also included Alibaba’s top execs Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, as well as SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son. Japan’s SoftBank also has a major investment in Alibaba. As part of the buyback agreement with Alibaba, Yahoo has relinquished the right to a second seat.
Apple is winning over the big publishers. Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple’s new iTunes subscription service. Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing it, via the publisher’s New Yorker title.