Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company

Will this move cause CEO Marissa Mayer to focus on media?

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Land Shark, Two Wild and Crazy Guys and Schweddy … Yahoo Adds 38-Year SNL Archive to Site

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a blog post that the Silicon Valley Internet giant had reached an agreement with Broadway Video to “feature Saturday Night Live content exclusively on Yahoo! The partnership gives Yahoo! users exclusive access to the entire 38-year archive of SNL content as well as clips from the current season.” While a lot of the content has already been widely available across the Web (on Hulu and NBC.com, for example) for years — thus, kind of stretching the idea of “exclusive” a bit — having it all in another place online, as the Church Lady says: “Isn’t that special?”

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Hello, Goodbye. That Will Be $1.29.

Apple and the Beatles have put out ringtones based on 27 of the band’s songs. Which is a good time to remind people that Apple’s iTunes store has had an unprecedented year-plus exclusive on the band’s digital library, which began way back in November 2010.

Google’s Punit Soni: We’re Not Just Playing Around When It Comes to Social Gaming

After finding out yesterday that games contribute a staggering amount to Facebook’s top line, we now know exactly how important the category is to the success of Google’s social plans.

An Apple Gift for the Holidays: Free Beatles (Book) on iTunes

You’d have to be a Blue Meanie not to enjoy this.

Facebook Loses “The Godfather” Exclusive to Google’s Game Network

Is Facebook losing some of its game? Kabam has chosen to exclusively launch its new big social title on Google instead of Facebook.

Zuckerberg Tops Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” List Again (And Look Who’s No. 40)

Vanity Fair magazine put out its high-profile “New Establishment” list of the top 50 people — and guess who made the cut from tech?

Exclusive: MailChimp Buys Phil Kaplan’s Tiny Newsletter Start-Up, TinyLetter

MailChimp, the Atlanta-based email marketing service, has bought TinyLetter, which is well-known entrepreneur Phil Kaplan’s most recent start-up.

Exclusive: Apple’s Mobile Ad Head Andy Miller Departs for Highland Capital

Andy Miller, the high-profile VP of mobile advertising at Apple, is planning on leaving the company, according to sources close to the situation.

Gmail Goes Social With Google Buzz