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Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director
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Groupon announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Shutterfly president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold to its Board of Directors. He has led Shutterfly since January of 2005. Before that, he worked at eBay in various roles like Vice President of …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …

Tim Cook Says New Hire Angela Ahrendts Is ‘Wicked Smart’ Tim Cook Says New Hire Angela Ahrendts Is ‘Wicked Smart’

Apple announced on Monday evening that it has hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to take on a new position at the company: Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. Ahrendts will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and will …

Richard Rosenblatt Steps Down As CEO And Chairman of Demand Media Richard Rosenblatt Steps Down As CEO And Chairman of Demand Media

Demand Media just announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Richard Rosenblatt as CEO and chairman of the company. The resignation as CEO is effective as of October 31st, and resignation as chairman is effective immediately. …

Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect
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StumbleUpon has been around since 2001, providing a unique way for Internet users to find websites and pages related to topics they’re interested in. The company has long provided a method of content discovery that has for one, gone virtually …

Tim Cook Is Now On Twitter, And Is Gaining Thousands Of Followers By The Minute Tim Cook Is Now On Twitter, And Is Gaining Thousands Of Followers By The Minute
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Apple CEO Tim Cook just joined Twitter, and has gained about six thousand followers over the past five minutes or so. He’s up to 23K as of the writing of this sentence. I would imagine that by the time I’m …

Yahoo Users Up 20% Since Mayer Took Over Yahoo Users Up 20% Since Mayer Took Over
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt and talked about Yahoo’s growth since she took over last year. On stage, she announced that Yahoo surpassed 800 million monthly active users (globally). That doesn’t include Tumblr, she said, calling it …

Pandora’s New CEO Was Advertising Age’s First ‘Digital Executive Of The Year’ Pandora’s New CEO Was Advertising Age’s First ‘Digital Executive Of The Year’

Pandora announced on Wednesday that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian McAndrews as the company’s new CEO. He will replace outgoing CEO Joe Kennedy. The company announced that Kennedy would be stepping down after about a decade in the …

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 …