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Exclusive: In Yet Another Internal Hire, Yahoo’s Mayer Makes Mann Search Head

Longtime Yahoo techie Laurence “Laurie” Mann, who has recently been SVP of engineering operations at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, has been given the new job of heading its search efforts, according to sources inside the company. The appointment by CEO Marissa Mayer, also announced in an internal memo last week, ...

Some More Inconvenient Truths (Including Spider Goats): Al Gore Talks About “The Future” at SXSW

Former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage at the SXSW interactive festival today to tell a packed auditorium at the Austin Convention Center about the future. No, really, “The Future,” which is the name of his new book, with the heavy-duty subhead “Six Drivers of Global Change.” Among these drivers ...

Outbox: Yahoo Mail Head Sharma Leaves Company

According to numerous sources, Vivek Sharma, who is GM of the powerful Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger products, has left the company. It’s not clear where Sharma — who has been at the Silicon Valley Internet giant since 2009 and has worked in a number of areas, including commerce and search ...

Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves on From Path

Shakil Khan — the well-known head of special projects for the popular Spotify music service, who took the same kind of job at Path last year — is departing the personal social networking site. He will remain a special adviser, and is also an investor in the San Francisco-based startup. The globe-trotting ...

Some More Inconvenient Truths (Including Spider Goats): Al Gore Talks About “The Future” at SXSW

Former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage at the SXSW interactive festival today to tell a packed auditorium at the Austin Convention Center about the future. No, really, “The Future,” which is the name of his new book, with the heavy-duty subhead “Six Drivers of Global Change.” Among these drivers ...

Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

This week in Las Vegas, the new management team running Yahoo — including CEO Marissa Mayer — is at International CES to schmooze with big advertisers and convince them that Yahoo is the place to put large chunks of their marketing budgets. One of the longtime selling points of the company ...

Smartphone Math Doesn’t Add Up

For every winner, there has to be a loser. Smartphone sales have defied gravity in recent years, but there’s no defying simple math. Several major Asia-based smartphone manufacturers are talking up their growth plans. South Korea’s LG Electronics says its smartphone shipments will jump 50% in year-on-year in 2013. China’s expects ...