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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Groupon's stock crashed yesterday after missing on revenue expectations, despite the fact that the company reported a profit for the first time in its recent history. The big red flag for investors was that Groupon's billings declined from last quarter because the company's core business,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang

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Openbucks, a startup creating a gift card-based payment network (and a former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist), is announcing today it has closed $4.8 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. Also participating were Terry Semel, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, Clearstone Ventures, Morado Ventures, Novel...
Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang
THE YAHOO DIASPORA: Where All Its Amazing Talent Ended Up (YHOO)

Marissa Mayer Gets Her Own Lunch In The Cafeteria Like Any Normal Employee (YHOO)

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Yahoo employees already excited by the arrival of new CEO Marissa Mayer have been pushed into paroxysms of bliss to find her, like any normal employee, getting her own lunch in Yahoo's cafeteria. These sightings have "delighted more employees than you might imagine," reports Kara Swisher. Here's why: It's a clear...
Marissa Mayer Gets Her Own Lunch In The Cafeteria Like Any Normal Employee (YHOO)

After Getting On Xbox, SnagFilms Raises Another $6 Million To Bring Ad-Supported Indie Films To More Platforms

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Online film distributor SnagFilms got a big boost in 2012, as it expanded to new platforms and made its free, ad-supported indie movies available to tens of millions of new viewers. With that momentum behind it, the startup has raised an additional $6 million to expand even further. The new...
After Getting On Xbox, SnagFilms Raises Another $6 Million To Bring Ad-Supported Indie Films To More Platforms

Openbucks announces $4.8M Series A round led by Jerry Yang, to bring gift card payments to millions

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We last reported on Openbucks last September, a company that’s setting out to give 97M Americans without credit cards another option to pay for goods online. Today, the company has announced a $4.8 Million Series A funding round, led by Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, with participation from Terry Semel, Greycroft...
Openbucks announces $4.8M Series A round led by Jerry Yang, to bring gift card payments to millions

Jerry Yang Leads New Funding Round for OpenBucks

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Individual angel investors generally don’t take leading roles in providing new institutional funding rounds for start-ups, but OpenBucks broke that tradition. The Mountain View, Calif.-based financial services start-up raised $4.8 million in Series A funding this week led by Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang, with former Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel...
Jerry Yang Leads New Funding Round for OpenBucks

High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

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Five years ago, AllThingsD.com was launched with just a few staffers, a few stories and a whole lot of hope. Also, as it turned out, with the panoply of LOLcat photos. The site had soft-launched a little earlier, but — officially — we opened our doors in the late...
High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

SnagFilms snags $7M to distribute indie movies online

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SnagFilms, an independent film-distribution startup, has secured a new $7 million round of funding, the company announced today. SnagFilms has the distribution rights to over 3,000 indie movies and documentaries including “Casino Jack,” “Super Size Me,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” and many others. SnagFilms allows bloggers to...
SnagFilms snags $7M to distribute indie movies online

Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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In the past couple days, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reached out to former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel for advice and the pair had a pleasant phone conversation about the history Big Purple, a source tells us. Terry Semel was Yahoo's CEO from 2001 to 2007, when he was fired...
Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Terry Semel Wants $50 Million For This Glassy Beach House In Malibu

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Months after listing his Beverly Hills mansion, former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel is unloading a sprawling home on Malibu's Carbon Beach—better known as Billionaire's Beach—for $50 million, according to Curbed. In 2010, it was revealed that Semel, who resigned from Yahoo in 2007, was paid nearly half a billion dollars...
HOUSE OF THE DAY: Terry Semel Wants $50 Million For This Glassy Beach House In Malibu

We're Still Waiting For Internet Ad Spend To Catch Up to the Web-Let's Not Make The Same Mistake With Mobile

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Let’s go back to 2005. Google had just gone public and the world was agog, staring at the riches from what may be one of the best business models we’ve ever seen: Paid search. It was the same model created by Overture, which was bought by Yahoo. Under pressure...
We're Still Waiting For Internet Ad Spend To Catch Up to the Web-Let's Not Make The Same Mistake With Mobile

Larry Ellison Just Bought This Fabulous Malibu House From An Ex-Yahoo CEO (ORCL)

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Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison already owns a big chunk of Malibu's unofficial "Billionaire's Beach" but he just spent $37 million to buy a bigger chunk of it. Former Yahoo CEO, Terry Semel, sold his home on Carbon Beach to Ellison, who already owns numerous homes along this stretch of coveted...
Larry Ellison Just Bought This Fabulous Malibu House From An Ex-Yahoo CEO (ORCL)
Yahoo Drops Flickr Pro To Compete With Facebook, Still Offers Two Paid Tiers For Ad Haters And Power Users

Scopely, The Mobile-Social Gaming Platform From AdSense's Co-Creator, Raises $8.5M

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There are a handful of startups that are going to build mobile-social gaming platforms or die trying. And Apple’s GameCenter, along with multi-billion dollar freemium gaming giants GREE, Zynga and DeNA don’t scare them. Los Angeles’ Scopely is one of the latest. The company, from AdSense Co-creator Eytan Elbaz, is...
Scopely, The Mobile-Social Gaming Platform From AdSense's Co-Creator, Raises $8.5M

Here's Why Yahoo Is Doomed To Have Uninspiring CEOs Forever (YHOO)

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Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is in trouble for lying about his college degree. This has led to many people calling for Thompson to be fired. Who could replace him? It doesn't really matter. Whoever takes over the job is doomed to tread the same path of previous Yahoo CEOs like...
Here's Why Yahoo Is Doomed To Have Uninspiring CEOs Forever (YHOO)
What Facebook Understood But Yahoo Didn’t: The Magic Of A Billion Dollars

Facebook’s Unexpected Yahoo Smackdown: This Is Why Consultants Shouldn’t Run Tech Companies

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As we wrote yesterday, Yahoo is really no longer being run by Yahoo. Astoundingly for a company as bloodied in the market as Yahoo, it’s hard to know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. That’s because it’s now being run by a little-known, brand spanking new CEO...
Facebook’s Unexpected Yahoo Smackdown: This Is Why Consultants Shouldn’t Run Tech Companies
Scopely Raises Another $8.5 Million, Still Doesn't Want to Reveal What It's Building (but I Will)

Mobile Game Start-Up Scopely Scoops Up $8.5 Million

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Los Angeles-based Scopely has raised $8.5 million to develop a line of mobile games that have a familiar ring. Titles include Dice With Buddies and Jewels With Buddies. But don’t get the “With Buddies” games confused with Zynga’s “With Friends” franchise, which has such well-known hits as Words With Friends and...
Mobile Game Start-Up Scopely Scoops Up $8.5 Million

A look at Yahoo’s CEOs from 1995 to 2012 (all six of them)

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As we reported earlier, Scott Thompson has stepped down been ousted as CEO of Yahoo!. The reason was, as you may already be aware, a mixup flub of facts on his resume. There have been six CEOs in the history of Yahoo! (plus a short interim-stint by Tim Morse that...
A look at Yahoo’s CEOs from 1995 to 2012 (all six of them)

If You Think Facebook Paid Too Much For Instagram, Just Remember How Yahoo Blew It (YHOO)

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Buying Instagram for $1 billion today, Mark Zuckerberg showed that he learned an important lesson from Terry Semel. For companies in the technology industry, it can be far more expensive later to not pay few billion dollars now for a disruptive startup. In the summer of 2002, Yahoo could...
If You Think Facebook Paid Too Much For Instagram, Just Remember How Yahoo Blew It (YHOO)

The Incredible Life Of Greg Coleman, Who Is Hounded By Big Money Wherever He Goes (YHOO, AOL)

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Oh, to be Greg Coleman. Coleman was the Yahoo ad sales boss under Terry Semel, when, for a few years, Semel actually had that company cooking with gas. Then, as things turned rough at Big Purple, Coleman got ousted. He left with a huge, multi-million dollar severance though. Then a...
The Incredible Life Of Greg Coleman, Who Is Hounded By Big Money Wherever He Goes (YHOO, AOL)

Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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It’s back to the future time at Yahoo, it seems. The Internet portal/media giant has decided to invest in original content again, embarking on a hiring spree that’s so far added almost a dozen journalists from both traditional print media outlets (like Jane Sasseen from BusinessWeek) and online media...
Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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

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It’s been nice to see all the euphoria at Yahoo about free food and iPhones kicking it up a notch. But, purple people, guess what? Thems just your basic table stakes in Silicon Valley these days and pretty much everyone else has had such perks for a long while...
What Will Marissa Do: Yahoo CEO Zeroes in on Search, While Her Ad Team Eyes Tech Upgrade Options

Jerry Yang Leads New Funding Round for OpenBucks

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Individual angel investors generally don’t take leading roles in providing new institutional funding rounds for start-ups, but OpenBucks broke that tradition. The Mountain View, Calif.-based financial services start-up raised $4.8 million in Series A funding this week led by Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang, with former Yahoo Chief Executive Terry...
Jerry Yang Leads New Funding Round for OpenBucks

FACEBOOK BUYS INSTAGRAM FOR $1 BILLION: What You Need To Know (FB)

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Facebook bought Instagram, a company that makes a photo-sharing app for iPhone and (very recently) Android for a whopping $1 billion in cash. Instagram has only been around for less than two years, has only 13 employees, and has never made a dime of revenue. But it's a good...
FACEBOOK BUYS INSTAGRAM FOR $1 BILLION: What You Need To Know (FB)

SnagFilms Grabs $7 Million to Share Indie Movies Online

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It’s easy to find blockbusters like “Transformers” online. What about movies like “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”? That’s where SnagFilms comes in. The start-up has distribution rights to more than 3,000 indie movies, which it shoots out to platforms like Netflix and Hulu. The four-year-old company is best...
SnagFilms Grabs $7 Million to Share Indie Movies Online

Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners

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The TechFellow Awards is the Oscars of high-tech entrepreneurship. As selection committee member Sean Parker puts it “We’re shining a spotlight on individuals who are on the cusp of bringing us something revolutionary.” On February 22nd at the SFMOMA, 20 innovators will be presented with $100,000 grants to invest in startups of...
Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners
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