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Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

As I noted in a piece last week about the departure of Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma for a new job at Disney, the Silicon Valley Internet giant is likely to see a lot more execs unhappy with the new regime of CEO Marissa Mayer take off after annual bonuses ...

CBS Takes a Second Shot at the Super Bowl’s Second Screen

If you want to, you can watch the entire Super Bowl on the Web today, for free, on your PC or tablet.* And maybe a handful of you will want to do that, for some odd reason. CBS, which is streaming the game, figures the rest of us won’t. “Our firm belief ...

Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It’s Back to You, No, Back to You on SNL

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Super Bowl blackout that played out on TV screens last Sunday would find its way into a “Saturday Night Live” sketch six days later. Last’s night’s outing opened with a sketch riffing on how the CBS broadcast team, forced to improvise ...

Next Month’s Super Bowl Ads, Today

Old Super Bowl cliche: Lots of people watch it just to see the ads — they don’t care about football at all! New Super Bowl cliche: You don’t have to wait for the Super Bowl to see the Super Bowl ads — just check YouTube! Neither one of those are completely truthful, ...

Facebook Blocks NBC Website After Hacking Scare

On Thursday, Facebook users were not able to access links to NBC.com through the Facebook website, after reports surfaced that NBC.com had been hacked and was spreading malicious software to visitors. “We will take action on Facebook when we observe malicious behavior on domains and sub-domains that are being shared; however, ...

Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

As I noted in a piece last week about the departure of Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma for a new job at Disney, the Silicon Valley Internet giant is likely to see a lot more execs unhappy with the new regime of CEO Marissa Mayer take off after annual bonuses ...