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Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

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Tippr, the heavily-funded Seattle daily deals site, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Atlanta’s nCrowd. Kara Swisher at All Things D reports that the acquisition comes amid a “tough environment” for daily deal sites. Originally started under the name Kashless, Tippr went on to raise...
Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

Pinterest has closed $200 million in fresh capital at a $2.5 billion valuation

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According to Kara Swisher at All Things D, Pinterest has closed a $200 million funding round at an astonishing $2.5 billion dollar valuation. In short, Pinterest sold 8% of itself for several hundred million. Valiant Capital Partners lead the round, which was particiapted in by its previous investors, including FirstMark and...
Pinterest has closed $200 million in fresh capital at a $2.5 billion valuation

Yahoo May Get Out Of Paying A Huge Severance To Former CEO Scott Thompson [Report]

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Yahoo will claim that the departure of its now former CEO Scott Thompson is due to cause, superficially citing the inaccurate information on his resume, Kara Swisher at AllThingsD reports. Swisher cites several unnamed sources who suggest that the company will point to the code of ethics clause in Thompson's...
Yahoo May Get Out Of Paying A Huge Severance To Former CEO Scott Thompson [Report]

Levinsohn leaves Mayer's Yahoo: 'time for next challenge'

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Nothing says it’s time for the next challenge like being passed over for CEO twice in a matter of months, especially in favor of people with very different skill sets. As expected, faced by just that — and by a board that has a tech-centric view of Yahoo, Ross Levinsohn...
Levinsohn leaves Mayer's Yahoo: 'time for next challenge'

Report: Scott Thompson to Step Down As Yahoo CEO, Ross Levinsohn To Step In

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Kara Swisher at AllThingsD is reporting that embattled CEO Scott Thompson is going to step down for “personal reasons.” Swisher has one or more “moles” inside Yahoo and consistently gets inside information, which generally proves correct. Those “personal reasons”... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Report: Scott Thompson to Step Down As Yahoo CEO, Ross Levinsohn To Step In

Funny or Die Exposes D's Seedy Underbelly (Video)

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D: All Things Digital is so much more than a simple technology conference. Beyond straight-up, unvarnished conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology, D is a networking event. Or rather, a networking bacchanalia, as this video from the clever folks at Funny or Die reminds us. Shown...
Funny or Die Exposes D's Seedy Underbelly (Video)

Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees What They've Always Wanted: Free Lunch (YHOO, GOOG)

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Marissa Mayer sure knows the way to win over Yahoo employees: give them free lunch. As one of her first big changes since taking over as CEO at Yahoo, Mayer announced recently that the cafeteria in the company's Silicon Valley office will now be free for employees, according to Kara...
Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees What They've Always Wanted: Free Lunch (YHOO, GOOG)

Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson fired off a memo to the company's staff and Kara Swisher at All Things D has a transcript of what's in the memo. She doesn't have the actual memo, because Yahoo employees are paranoid of being caught leaking information. Instead of forwarding the memo, they...
Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release

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Nothing like coming back from Thanksgiving break to report a $400 million Google acquisition and later find out that the original press release was a hoax. That’s what happened Monday morning to several news outlets that relayed a PRweb press release reporting Google’s apparent $400 million acquisition of wireless broadband provider...
Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release
Yahoo Is Bidding $600-$800 Million For Hulu (YHOO, DIS, NWS, ABC, CMCSA)

Booting Up: Wait, Facebook’s the Fuck-Up and Yahoo is Innovative?

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But I’m so quirky! Hey, Elon. It’s Barack. [The Next Web] Pigs are flying and Kara Swisher has something nice to say about Yahoo’s Axis, a new browser for the iPad and iPhone, with a desktop plug-in as well. She calls it–gasp!–”innovative.” [AllThingsD] IBM bans its employees from using Siri...
Booting Up: Wait, Facebook’s the Fuck-Up and Yahoo is Innovative?

The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

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How is it that a leading newspaper with a global reach doesn’t get it. I mean here we have the New York Times competing with all the other big brand papers to establish a foothold on the Web and yet when an iPad app uses their publicly available RSS...
The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

The Money Shot: Kara Swisher on Instagram's Billion-Dollar Ride in Vanity Fair

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There’s no picture of the moment when everything changed for Kevin Systrom. But if there were, it would look something like this: A lanky, very tall, dark-haired man in his late 20s sits on a bench at the Caltrain commuter station in Palo Alto, California. A sepia tone and...
The Money Shot: Kara Swisher on Instagram's Billion-Dollar Ride in Vanity Fair

Yahoo chief bans working from home

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Marissa Mayer has ordered an end to 'remote' work as all staff are told to be in the office as part of a new era of collaborationSurfing the web from at home might be just what Yahoo's chief Marissa Mayer wants her audience to do - but she has banned...
Yahoo chief bans working from home

Yahoo and Facebook settle suit, expand partnership

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Sheryl Sandberg Yahoo exorcised another remnant of Scott Thompson’s reign today, settling the patent litigation that he launched against Facebook during his short tenure as chief executive. The companies just confirmed the settlement, along with a new advertising partnership and expanded content sharing relationship. Kara Swisher of AllThingsD.com broke the news...
Yahoo and Facebook settle suit, expand partnership

You Don't Need A Mythical Club Membership To Call Yahoo's Patent Threat Against Facebook Desperate

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We just wrote about Yahoo admitting to the world that it was done and cooked as an innovative company when it chose to threaten to sue Facebook over patents. Plenty of other commentators wrote similar stories. We've all seen this pattern before: Company that used to lead the market, but...
You Don't Need A Mythical Club Membership To Call Yahoo's Patent Threat Against Facebook Desperate

Google's Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, live at D11

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Sundar Pichai has taken on quite the role expansion since he sat in the famed red chair during last year's D10 conference here in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Back in March, he took over the Android duties from Andy Rubin, and led a significant portion of the keynote during...
Google's Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, live at D11

Deluisions Of Grandeur: Yahoo Officially Sues Facebook, Laughably Argues That Facebook's Entire Model Is Based On Yahoo

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Already an also-ran laughingstock in the internet space, on Monday Yahoo decided to shoot itself in the remaining foot by following through on its silly threat to sue Facebook for patent infringement. That lawsuit is now official, and apparently even folks within the company are not at all pleased with...
Deluisions Of Grandeur: Yahoo Officially Sues Facebook, Laughably Argues That Facebook's Entire Model Is Based On Yahoo

The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls

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We've all been there. The phone rings and it is a number you do not recognize. It might be that potential employer you were waiting to call back or the cute girl you gave your number to at the pub the other day. You pick up the phone answer: "You've...
The FTC Wants YOU! - To Kill Robocalls
Marissa Mayer Tells Hundreds Of Remote Yahoo Employees: Work In An Office...Or Quit (YHOO)

Sheryl Sandberg Has Written A Book Filled With Career Advice For Women (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg thinks the world would be a better place if "half our institutions were run by women, and half our homes were run by men," she told Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. She's trying to do something about it. She's written a book due out in 2013 called Lean In, published...
Sheryl Sandberg Has Written A Book Filled With Career Advice For Women (FB)

Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

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Cisco CEO John Chambers says he's had his eyes opened to women's issues by reading Sheryl Sandberg's new book. He was so inspired, he bought a copy of "Lean In" for all his senior managers and is making them read it. Then they must find ways to promote more women...
Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

Top Facebook Exec Brett Taylor Leaving To Do His Own Thing, More Departures Could Follow

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And so it begins: Facebook CTO and mobile guru Bret Taylor is leaving Facebook this summer, Kara Swisher is reporting, off to do a startup with Google App Engine founder Kevin Gibbs. Taylor confirmed the news in (of course) a Facebook update. This is one of the first in a...
Top Facebook Exec Brett Taylor Leaving To Do His Own Thing, More Departures Could Follow

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"

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Quality long-form writing has a place in the Internet age, says the New Yorker editor David Remnick — and it’s worth paying for. Asked whether print magazines would last another 20 years, Remnick said, “The New Yorker — you roll it up, you put it in your bag. It’s quite...
The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"

Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

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Ex-Square COO Keith Rabois. Photo via Flickr (Tech Crunch) Square COO Keith Rabois is departing the mobile payments company due to sexual allegations. Rabois penned a blog post about his decision, denying the allegations but saying that he did not want this situation to be a distraction for the company. He...
Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

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It looks like Apple just poached a top employee from Yahoo. Adam Bechtel, the VP of infrastructure at Yahoo, is reportedly leaving for an "unspecified" position at Apple, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Bechtel joined Yahoo in 2003 after the company acquired Inktomi Corporation where he was in charge...
Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

Yahoo Might Not Have Anyone In Charge Of Sales For The Next Three Months (YHOO)

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Now that Yahoo's Chief Revenue Officer Michael Barrett is out, the company is going to have a big hole in its operations for the next few months. Marissa Mayer is replacing Barrett with Henrique De Castro, but because he's disentangling himself from Google, De Castro might not start at Yahoo...
Yahoo Might Not Have Anyone In Charge Of Sales For The Next Three Months (YHOO)

Microsoft hires former Yahoo chief scientist and database guru

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Raghu Ramakrishnan Microsoft confirmed today that it has hired Raghu Ramakrishnan, a former Yahoo chief scientist, as a technical fellow in its Server & Tools business. A database specialist and the co-author of one of the field’s most-respected textbooks, he will focus on the emerging area of “big data,” helping...
Microsoft hires former Yahoo chief scientist and database guru

Yahoo Is Ready To Sell Its Stake In Alibaba For $7 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo is finally ready to sell part of its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, Kara Swisher at All Things D reports. The long-rumored deal could be announced as soon as Monday, says Swisher. When it is finally announced, Swisher reports Yahoo will sell half of its 40% stake in...
Yahoo Is Ready To Sell Its Stake In Alibaba For $7 Billion (YHOO)
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