Viral Video: You Still Shouldn’t Mess With Thelma

Hitting the Apple (really).
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Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.
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Hearst Taps Demand Media’s Bradford and Yucaipa’s Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle

Can the City by the Bay finally get the newspaper it deserves?
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AOL’s Patch Gets New CEO, as Just Under Three Percent of Staff Is Laid Off in Consolidation (Memo)

The hyperlocal content efforts gets trimmed in profit push and a new leader too.
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Yahoo Snaps Up Two More Small Mobile Companies — MileWise and GoPollGo — In Ongoing “Acqhires” Effort

In its ongoing quest to snap up every small mobile startup around, Yahoo said today that it had bought travel rewards app MileWise and GoPollGo, a social polling app. Both services will be shut down, and staff will be integrated into the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s burgeoning New York mobile team. In recent months, Yahoo has acquired Stamped, Summly, Astrid and more, as part of its efforts to build out its mobile offerings.

Zynga CIO Debra Chrapaty Departs to Join Nirvanix as CEO

She has been replaced at the gaming company by Dorion Carroll.
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Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

A pair of new startups — Tuition.io and Pave.com — are trying to find ways to profit off the potential success of college grads who need help starting out.
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What Will Marissa Do?: Here’s Yahoo’s 2011 Three-Year, 21-Page Product Strategy Plan That Reads a Lot Like Mayer’s New Vision

Personalization? Check! Mobile first? Check! Invest in ad tech? Double check!
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What Will Marissa Do?: Mayer Set to Reveal Her Strategy to Troops This Week in an “Act of Radical Transparency” (Internal Memo!)

Memo to Ron Bell: While it might “uncool” to publish internal memos from the Silicon Valley Internet giant, I am going to risk looking unhip.
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