Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — At Zynga

A very big hire for the troubled online gaming giant.

Another VC Is Born: Well-Known Internet Exec Ben Ling Joins Khosla Ventures

The former Google, Facebook and Badoo exec is the second high-profile Silicon Valley operating exec the VC firm has hired of late.

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Spotify and Facebook Designer Rasmus Andersson Joins Dropbox

Dropbox, that fast-growing Silicon Valley company with a product that regular people actually pay money to use, has made another big hire. Rasmus Andersson joins the company’s design and engineering teams from Facebook, where he spent two years after being the chief designer at Spotify.

Outbox: Yahoo Mail Head Sharma Leaves Company

Signed, sealed, delivered, he’s gone.

What Will Marissa Do?: Yahoo CEO Zeroes in on Search, While Her Ad Team Eyes Tech Upgrade Options

Free food and iPhones do not a turnaround make. Now it’s time for the hard part of remaking the Silicon Valley giant.

Sweet! Mayer Declares That It’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Time at Yahoo.

Good riddance to the Peanut Butter Manifesto and hello to Process, Bureaucracy & Jams.

Is Yahoo’s Human Resources Department Next to Get a Mayer Shakeup?

Will the man in charge of jobs loses his as the new CEO takes charge of talent at the Silicon Valley Internet giant?

Revolving Door: Yahoo Departures Begin, Even as Mayer’s Team Still TBD

Round and round it goes — as the Silicon Valley’s best Internet drama turns!

Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom

Get ready for a new Yahoo ad strategy, too.