Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.

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.

Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

How much is the Silicon Valley Internet giant willing to spend on turbocharging its video prospects?

Whitman: HP Decision on webOS Coming Within Two Weeks

In an interview with a French newspaper, HP’s CEO says a final decision on what to do with the webOS software business will come before Christmas.

Potential Yahoo CEO David Kenny Now Much More Available

Akamai president David Kenny has stepped down after a year on the job — and in the midst of Yahoo’s CEO search, where his name has come up as a possible Carol Bartz replacement.

France Brings in Tout Le Web Before the G8 Summit

Bonjour! Tout le Web heads for Paris tomorrow for a big Internet confab ahead of the annual G8 summit. Can its organizer, French President Nicholas Sarkozy, sell Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on his idea that we all need a “civilized Internet”?

Liveblogging Demand Media's Q1 Earnings: Perky Perfecting!

Today, after Demand Media beat Wall Street expectations, its cheerful execs got on the horn with investors to explain how it plans to beat the Panda. That would be the beastly name for Google’s rejiggering of its search algorithm, in order to rid search results of poor quality content. BoomTown liveblogged the event, of course.


Vipshop Bags $20M To Bring Flash Sales To Chinese Consumers

Chinese venture capitalists are buying into the country’s “flash sales” membership-based retail websites, as online shoppers in the country get a taste of steep discounts on the gilded life through offerings from retailers like newly funded start-up Vipshop.

SCVNGR Goes Global (Sort Of!)

BoomTown likes the sassiness of SCVNGR, the location-based service that’s not Foursquare, to do whatever it takes to stand out in the competitive space. Today, it is by “leveraging the most comprehensive places database in the world–the Google Places API,” which will essentially take the start-up global. It’s part of a lot of moves by the Cambridge, Mass.-based SCVNGR, which tries to go beyond simple check-ins by emphasizing the game aspect and posing real-world challenges for users to complete.

Liveblogging Google's SF Mobile Event: Voices Actions, Chrome to Phone, No Video-Calling, But Will There Be Donuts?

BoomTown was sitting front row center–better to scare Google Mobile Product Manager Hugo Barra–at the Silicon Valley search giant’s press event in San Francisco this morning. Google called together a group of reporters to discuss some “cool new features” for its Android operating system. While many have been expectantly waiting for Google to announce a video-calling offering, to match Apple FaceTime service, that was not to be here. Instead, it was a low-key rollout of a few whiz-bang features we can all ooh and ahh at.