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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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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Don Mattrick Debuts as New Zynga CEO, With Loss Expected in Q2

It’s now up to the former Xbox chief to turn around the ailing online gaming company.
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Meh Is the New Up: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Q2 Expectations and Lowers Guidance

Revenue growth continues to elude the Silicon Valley Internet giant.
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Live From Sunnyvale … It’s Yahoo’s Q2, as Mayer Streams Video of Earnings Call

I cannot seem to recall an Internet company doing this — please illuminate me, if so — but Yahoo will “live stream a video broadcast of the company’s second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.” The Marissa Mayer CEO show, with sidekick CFO Ken Goldman, will be coming from a studio at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale HQ, and will be available exclusively on Yahoo Finance. (I will so be liveblogging, and am secretly hoping for dancing purple exclamation points.) Wall Street analysts are expecting a meh quarter from the Silicon Valley Internet giant, with a drop in revenue compared to a year ago and worries about Yahoo’s key display advertising business. (Update: I had forgotten, but Netflix will also do so, although it will be a discussion, and not until later this month.)

On CEO’s First Anniversary, Yahoos Get to “ThxMarissa!” (Best Internal Memo I Ever Held.)

Thank you, thank you very much — for the 73 percent stock rise since last year.
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Zynga’s Pincus: “None of Us Ever Expected to Face a Day Like Today”

It’s not easy being mobile.
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After Zynga Confirms 18 Percent Layoffs, It Lowers Guidance in All-In Mobile Move

More tough choices for the troubled gaming company.
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Actually, Amazon Paid About $150 Million for Goodreads

Um, not one billlllllllion dollars.
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Fenwick VC Survey: Q2 Funding Valuations Shoot the Moon

According to the law firm’s latest Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey, fundings in the second quarter of this year showed the highest valuation increases in more than five years.
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