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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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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Yahoo Product Exec Mike Kerns Gets Big Promotion to Run Homepage and Verticals

According to his LinkedIn page, Yahoo has promoted one of its more talented and entrepreneurial execs, Mike Kerns, to a fancy new job (at least the title is). Kerns — who came to Yahoo several years ago after it bought the company he founded, Citizen Sports — had been VP of social and personalization. Now, he’s SVP of product homepage and verticals, which represents a much wider swath of products, including its powerful homepage and more.

Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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Former Groupon President and COO Solomon Joins Accel Partners

Every time a bell rings, a VC gets its wings.
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Two Years After Dramatic HuffPost Buy, AOL’s Armstrong and Arianna Talk About the Sometimes Rocky Road (Video)

All’s well that ends well — even if it started not so well?
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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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As Yahoo Sales Reorg Proceeds, Former Interclick CEO Katz Departs

The well-known ad exec’s exit from the Silicon Valley Internet giant was less than amicable.
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Talent Management Start-Up PeopleMatter Raises $14M, Led by Morgenthaler

The Charleston, N.C.-based software company, which focuses on hourly workers, said the new investment will be used to for product innovation and customer acquisition strategies.
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