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Will a Different Yahoo Be Good Enough?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012


When he announced plans to lay off 2,000 employees, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson said it was a necessary step in the company’s strategic plan to move forward. Critics noted, however, that he had not explained exactly what that plan was. Now, via an internal memo made public, Thompson has obliged. Beginning May 1, the company will be divided into three core divisions: Consumer, Regions and Technology. The Consumer division will be divided into several subgroups, including what Thompson characterized as “connections” — that is, Flickr, search and email, and e-commerce. This group will be led by Shashi Seth.

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Tynt Deal Could Make 33Across Irresistible to Microsoft

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


Brand graph company 33Across has acquired Tynt, a company that tracks user behavior for publishers. Both companies were mum about the amount of the all-stock deal. Tynt will take 33Across into a new market; the combined companies will reach 1.25 billion users globally, according to 33Across. 33Across builds brand graphs for its 350-plus customers, which include VISA, British Airways and Jones New York. Brand graphs plot the social engagement, influence and interests of a brand’s customers. The company will now be able to add brand graph services to Tynt’s customers.

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iPhone Bonanza Drives Apple to Record Quarter

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


Few expected Apple to slouch through the 2011 holiday season, but the numbers the company released Tuesday went well beyond the performance most Wall Street watchers had expected, reporting record sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs in Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2012. In its first full quarter since the death of cofounder Steve Jobs, Apple’s performance made it the world’s most valuable public company. At midday Wednesday, the stock was up nearly 7 percent to $447.05 per share, helping it surge past Exxon once again.

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Good on You

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


My Aussie friends have an interesting saying that seems part complement and part benediction: “Good on you.” They pronounce it with an accent on the second word so that the phrase becomes a single word in the mouth, more like “goo-don you.” At any rate, good on you. Last week’s smackdown of the PIPA and SOPA legislation designed to build a back door to controlling the Internet was both instructive and fun to watch. It showed the power of social media and of regular people coming together to let their voices be heard.

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New Money: The Rise of Alternative Currencies

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


When Paul Glover founded Ithaca Hours, a local currency in Ithaca, N.Y., more than 20 years ago, he didn’t intend to start a movement. He just wanted to give people in the town a way to invest in their community and each other, even when they didn’t have enough traditional dollars to do so. “I saw that many Ithacans had skills and goods to offer, or wanted to start businesses, but that there were not enough dollars to meet these local needs,” he said. “So I realized that if we were going to have enough money, we’d have to print it ourselves.”

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