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Mayer To Earn $100 Million For Yahoo Move

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News updates all day from Fast Company.New CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer may be in line for around $100 million in total compensation for her move from Google. She's due for $1 million in basic salary and up to $2 million in bonuses, but an SEC filing notes that Mayer...
Mayer To Earn $100 Million For Yahoo Move

Are new entrepreneurial ideas keeping you from getting things done?

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My mind is literally overrun with all kinds of ideas all the time. My to do list is filled mostly of personal projects. I’ve started countless spiral notebooks of business ideas and have filled them with research. I wake up in the middle of the night just to write down...
Are new entrepreneurial ideas keeping you from getting things done?

Key executive exits Microsoft

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week in review Software giant loses its Windows boss, while Apple loses a patent foe. Also: Embarrassing e-mail goes to Washington. [Read more]...
Key executive exits Microsoft

VIDEO: Nintendo boss eyes return to profit

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The boss of Japan's gaming giant Nintendo insists the company will return to profit in the current financial year, despite doubts from analysts....
VIDEO: Nintendo boss eyes return to profit

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

Someone's Very Good Reputation Is Going To Go Up In Flames Over This Disagreement Between Apple Experts (AAPL)

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Is there going to be an Apple TV set? Former Apple product boss and could-have-been CEO Jean-Louis Gassée could not be more firm in his answer: "I simply don't believe Apple will make, or even wants to make, a TV set." Meanwhile, Apple analyst Gene Munster just went on CNBC to say...
Someone's Very Good Reputation Is Going To Go Up In Flames Over This Disagreement Between Apple Experts (AAPL)

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

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We've talked in the past about the problematic efforts to push for new cybersecurity regulations, especially when little to nothing has been done to show the actual problem. There has been quite a turf war over who would "own" cybersecurity within the federal government, with some wanting to give it...
DHS Boss, In Charge Of Cybersecurity, Doesn't Use Email Or Any Online Services

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours
Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved,' says former Apple exec Tony Fadell
Apple still can't keep up with iPhone 5 demand
Larry Page wants 'great love' for Google, says its future depends on knowing more about you

Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

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Tweeters have been organising their thoughts using hashtags for years. Now Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring them to his social networking siteAge: First used on Twitter in August, 2007. So five and a half.Appearance: #likethisAnd what exactly is a hashtag? Anything preceded by a #.As in? As in #nothelpful.That's not helpful....
Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

Actually, Ex-Yahoo Bill Wise Won The Super Bowl

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Bill Wise, who made his name as the former boss of Right Media at Yahoo, is now the CEO of MediaOcean. MediaOcean makes software for ad agencies. Judging by this tweet from Wise, it had a pretty good Super Bowl: Super Bowl Advertising: @media_ocean processed 41 of the ads totaling nearly...
Actually, Ex-Yahoo Bill Wise Won The Super Bowl
Windows 8 primer: how to navigate Microsoft's new operating system

As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

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It appears that the rumors from last month were entirely accurate. The FTC more or less has admitted that it can't find any real antitrust problems with Google, but did get Google to agree to a few minor tweaks in how it operates -- which lets the FTC declare victory....
As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers

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Secure messaging outfit TigerText has mixed its sauce with Dropbox's API to make a private communications goulash that could spell doom for the humble bicycle courier. The technological team-up enables users to share documents with a pre-set lifespan and recall an attachment if you really didn't mean to send...
TigerText adds secure messaging to Dropbox in bid to rid the world of bicycle couriers
Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit (YHOO)

Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

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Last night, Politico published a story called "Turbulence At The New York Times." Citing "More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff" it said that Times executive editor Jill Abramson is "stubborn and condescending" and "difficult to work with." It said: Just a year and a half...
Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

Sony sells 2.2 million PS Vitas worldwide, will redirect marketing toward 'younger audience'

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Sony confirmed to us that it sold 2.2 million PlayStation Vitas worldwide as of June 30th, roughly 250,000 a month since it passed the 1.2 million mark back in February. In an interview with PlayFront, German boss Uve Bassendowski blamed the slow sales on the company ignoring young customers...
Sony sells 2.2 million PS Vitas worldwide, will redirect marketing toward 'younger audience'

Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

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This week we held our annual IGNITION conference on the future of media, and one of the panels brought together some of the smartest people from visually-based internet companies to discuss the rise of the visual web. Business Insider deputy editor Nicholas Carlson asked the panelists why they thought Instagram...
Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

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My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to a source with knowledge of the company. I’m hearing that it’s not quite a done deal, but that it’s looking very likely. Naturally, I called Owen to ask...
Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

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Despite suffering only a tiny drop in approval -- perhaps due to votes from recently-released executives -- Tim Cook's rank on job and boss review site Glassdoor fell from the top spot last year to number 18 on the latest list. His replacement is actually three CEOs, including Facebook leader...
Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

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Oh my, oh dear, Intel has some beautiful specifications in mind for Windows 8 tablets. By now I’m sure that you have seen the information, but just in case, here’s what the company is looking for: tablets with 9+ hours of battery life, built-in 3G/4G, and 30 days standby time, all in...
Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

Ex-Hewlett boss Ray Lane in $100 million spat with IRS

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The former chairman of Hewlett-Packard is appealing an IRS claim his partnership was an improper tax shelter, according to Bloomberg report [Read more]...
Ex-Hewlett boss Ray Lane in $100 million spat with IRS

Robert Scoble Ripped Vic Gundotra Apart Over The New Google+ Events Feature (GOOG)

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Robert Scoble, one of the tech world's biggest Google+ evangelists, just ripped his former boss Vic Gundotra apart regarding Google+'s new Events feature. (Scoble worked for Gundotra at Microsoft back in the day. Gundotra is now head of social at Google.) Scoble was particularly annoyed that Google+ Events automatically adds...
Robert Scoble Ripped Vic Gundotra Apart Over The New Google+ Events Feature (GOOG)

Facebook Exec Says New Product Will 'Unlock Significant Spending Around The Globe' (FB)

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During a session with reporters at Advertising Week in New York yesterday, Facebook ad sales boss Carolyn Everson said she expects the Facebook Ad Exchange, called FBX, will "unlock a significant amount of spending around the globe." It was an unusually bold prediction. Facebook would love to show investors that it...
Facebook Exec Says New Product Will 'Unlock Significant Spending Around The Globe' (FB)

Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)

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IAC has agreed to buy About.com from the New York Times for $300 million in cash, according to Bloomberg, and no wonder--the encyclopedia site was losing barrowloads of cash. But the sale won't fix NYT's overall digital problems--it's still seeing declining digital revenues, which mostly come from selling ads. NYT...
Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)
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