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Yahoo Gets Former AOL Networks Chief Ned Brody As SVP Of The Americas Yahoo Gets Former AOL Networks Chief Ned Brody As SVP Of The Americas

Yahoo announced today that Ned Brody, the former CEO of AOL Networks, has joined the company to take on the role of SVP of the Americas. He will oversee the company’s advertising business in North and South America. COO Henrique …

Businesses Continue To Bash Yelp As Investor Bets It’ll Be Dead In 2 Years Businesses Continue To Bash Yelp As Investor Bets It’ll Be Dead In 2 Years
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It hasn’t been a great week of PR for Yelp. While the company made its own news by expanding into Brazil, much of the media coverage has been about businesses bashing the company and its alleged practices and even included …

AOL Reportedly Laying Off Hundreds From Patch, CEO Reportedly Fires Someone For Taking His Picture AOL Reportedly Laying Off Hundreds From Patch, CEO Reportedly Fires Someone For Taking His Picture
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Layoffs are coming to AOL’s Patch hyperlocal news service over the next week or so, according to multiple reports. When the company reported its earnings earlier this week, CEO Tim Armstrong indicated that AOL would get rid of up to …

Groupon Gets A CEO (Eric Lefkofsky), Posts Earnings Groupon Gets A CEO (Eric Lefkofsky), Posts Earnings

Groupon just released its earnings report for the second quarter, its second since former CEO Andrew Mason was fired. The company also took the opportunity to announce that it now has a permanent CEO – Eric Lefkofsky. Lefkofsky, one of …

Reddit CEO Talks About Site Being ‘In The Red’ Reddit CEO Talks About Site Being ‘In The Red’

On Wednesday, reddit announced some changes to its list of default subreddits. These are the ones the site shows on its front page to new and logged out users, and those who haven’t bothered to personalize their own homepages. As …

Here’s What Yelp Said About Future E-Commerce Products Here’s What Yelp Said About Future E-Commerce Products
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This week, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman spoke at the LeWeb conference in London. SocialTimes initially reported on some comments he made, indicating that Yelp is considering going into e-commerce, which we covered here. Le Web has since released the entire …

Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content
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At the LeWeb conference in London this week, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman took to the stage to discuss his business with host Loic Le Meur. Inevitably, the topic of fake reviews and the Review Filter came up. This has been …

Larry Page Opens Up On Voice Condition, Funds Voice Health Research Larry Page Opens Up On Voice Condition, Funds Voice Health Research

Last year, there began to be concerns about Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page’s health, after he did not appear at a company shareholders’ meeting, and then would not appear at Google I/O the following week or on an upcoming …

Google Glass Will ‘Definitely’ Get Someone Punched In The Face By This CEO Google Glass Will ‘Definitely’ Get Someone Punched In The Face By This CEO
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Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman wants to punch someone in the face wearing Google Glass. It’s not entirely clear whether that means he wants to punch someone wearing Google Glass in the face or if he wants to punch someone in …

This May Or May Not Be Mark Zuckerberg’s Old Angelfire Site (But It’s Funny Either Way) This May Or May Not Be Mark Zuckerberg’s Old Angelfire Site (But It’s Funny Either Way)
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The authenticity of this doesn’t appear to have been confirmed by anyone so far, but a link to an old school Angelfire site was posted at Hacker News (via Gizmodo), and it was allegedly created by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …

Apple CEO Apologizes To Chinese Consumers Apple CEO Apologizes To Chinese Consumers
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Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to China this week in a letter posted to the company’s Chinese site. The apology is for the company’s lack of communication with regards to its warranty policies for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The …

Groupon Stock Rises On Andrew Mason Departure Groupon Stock Rises On Andrew Mason Departure

As you may know, Groupon fired its CEO on Thursday, a day after another disappointing earnings release, which sent stock tumbling. Since the news broke, the stock has taken a turn for the better. In after hours trading on Thursday, …

John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media John Battelle Going Back To CEO Role At Federated Media

Federated Media Publishing announced today that Deanna Brown is stepping down as CEO. Founder John Battelle ,who has been in an Executive Chairman role since handing over the CEO reins to Brown in early 2011, is reprising his role as …

AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking …

What ‘Thinking Like Zuck’ Could Mean For Your Business What ‘Thinking Like Zuck’ Could Mean For Your Business
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Not everyone loves all of Facebook’s policies and practices, but one thing that’s hard to argue against is Founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s entrepreneurial success. Have you learned anything about business from the Facebook story? Let us know in the comments. Think …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Pissed Off About Mayo Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Pissed Off About Mayo

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is not very happy with the state of sandwich shops. More specifically, he’s not very happy about their mayonaise policies. The quirky executive took to Twitter today to rant about the issue (hat tip to Forbes). …

Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time

Last week, Q&A vet ChaCha closed a new $14 million round of funding showing that there are still believers in the Q&A space. We had the opportunity to speak with founder and CEO Scott Jones about what ChaCha has in …

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma To Leave Post Alibaba CEO Jack Ma To Leave Post

Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Chinese ecommerce powerhouse Alibaba, will soon shed his CEO title, though he will remain executive chairman, and focus on strategic direction of the company, which he founded in 1999. Ma sent a letter around …

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar To Depart Soon Hulu CEO Jason Kilar To Depart Soon

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced today that he will step down in Q1. He posted an email he sent to the Hulu team to the Hulu blog. CTO Rich Tom is also stepping down. Kilar says he is currently working …

Quora Has A New Mission, Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A Quora Has A New Mission, Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A
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Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo has announced a new mission for the company, which sounds like it could have been taken from a page of a certain Mountain View company. Quora’s mission is “to share and grow the world’s knowledge.” In …

Blake Irving (Of Yahoo And Microsoft Fame) Is Now GoDaddy’s CEO Blake Irving (Of Yahoo And Microsoft Fame) Is Now GoDaddy’s CEO

GoDaddy has named its new CEO, and to our knowledge, he’s never killed an elephant. That would be Blake Irving, long-time product guy at Yahoo and Microsoft before that. He will assume the role as of January 7. Scott Wagner, …