Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.
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Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Analog is the new digital.
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Draw Something From This: Yahoo’s Design Chief Tim Parsey to Depart

After stabilizing the design culture at Yahoo amid much turmoil, the well-known user experience exec leaves the sketchbook to CEO Mayer.
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TaskRabbit Hires Google’s Brown-Philpot in a Renewed Management Expansion (Video)

Can a seasoned Silicon Valley exec deliver for the marketplace for personal projects and services?
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Wikimedia Raised $25M So Far in Annual Wikipedia Fundraiser

The Wikimedia Foundation said it had raised $25 million “in record time” during its ninth annual yearly Wikipedia fundraiser, with 1.2 million users donating. The San Francisco non-profit operates Wikipedia online encyclopedia and uses the funds to keep it ad-free, as well as “maintain server infrastructure, support global projects to increase the number of editors, improve and simplify the software that supports our projects, and make Wikipedia accessible globally to billions of people who are just beginning to access the Internet. The campaign runs through the end of 2012.

Viral Video: Awesome Asian Bad Guys Are Awesome

“These badasses were often cooler than the heroes they fought, but they’d usually have a two-minute lifespan before they were mortally wounded or beaten to a pulp.”
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Facebook’s Sandberg Has Penned “Lean In” — A Book on Women and Leadership — Set for 2013 Publication

Get ready to debate whether a woman can write a book and run a social networking giant at the same time.
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Exclusive: Yahoo’s Mayer Aiming for Twitter’s Stanton for Big Media Role

Can the new CEO entice her old employee (and former Yahoo Finance kingpin) to come join her in remaking the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant?
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Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)

A top-level departure at the social networking giant, especially in the wake of continued intense media and investor scrutiny over its rocky IPO last month.
Facebook's exiting CTO Bret Taylor.