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Yahoo Interim CEO leaves the company

Yahoo Interim CEO leaves the company

After having been the interim CEO for Yahoo since May of 2012, Executive Vice President Ross Levinsohn has now decided that he will leave the company entirely. This decision is being reported as having been anticipated by many, but it's only after the hiring of former Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO for Yahoo rather than just bumping him up, it appears to have been the mark Levinsohn needed to make the move. In a statement made this Monday, Levinsohn noted that "it's time for me to look for the next challenge."

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Lenovo CEO gives away bits of bonus to employees

Lenovo CEO gives away bits of bonus to employees

In a move that'll certainly have the CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, in the good books of his many multiple underlings, $3 million of his most recent bonus has been distributed amongst 10,000 junior-level employees. This amount, for those of you wondering, equals out to be approximately $314 USD (2,000 yuan) each for each workers. The workers that received this bonus were production-line workers, receptionists, and assistants alike.

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Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo employment offer revealed with massive salary

Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo employment offer revealed with massive salary

Yahoo's entire salary and compensation offer to newly minted CEO Marissa Mayer (former 20th in line at Google) has been released to the public today via the US Securities and Exchange Commission. This document outlines not only what Mayer will be expected to do, but what she'll be making as one of the most powerful people in web-based business. The first and perhaps most important element here is Mayer's base salary which equals out to be exactly $1 million USD a year.

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Yahoo Q2 earnings fall before Mayer CEO appointment begins

Yahoo Q2 earnings fall before Mayer CEO appointment begins

This afternoon Yahoo announced their quarterly earnings as being just 4.2 percent down from what they'd posted a year ago as Marissa Mayer begins her first full day of work as the company's CEO. This appointment was made public earlier this week with today's earnings call looming. The company announced also that revenue declined slightly to $1.22 billion this quarter, though many expectations under-shot the possibilities for the company at the start of this month.

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Mayer brings Google’s “cool” to Yahoo

Mayer brings Google’s “cool” to Yahoo

It's time for a change at Yahoo, and their appointing of former Google top brass Marissa Mayer makes it clear that they're ready to cut a few heads to re-invigorate the company as well. As Mayer can claim having a major part in quite a few of Google's big-name brands on the web over the past 10+ years, Yahoo is certainly interested in her making big decisions with their assets as well as with their not-so-healthy or otherwise bleeding projects. With a vast knowledge of not only how the company works, but a sense of what wont work on the web in the future as well.

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Google’s Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

Google’s Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

Google's employee No. 20 has been named the CEO of Yahoo after an extended stay (13 years!) at the former company. She made a name for herself as head of location and local services at Google most recently, this including Google Maps and the managing of over 1,000 product managers. She's known for being responsible for the look and feel of the most famous Google web-based products still running strong, that being Google Images, Google News, Gmail in its newest iteration, and the white and completely unadorned homepage of Google for search.

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Google CEO Larry Page loses voice, to miss I/O

Google CEO Larry Page loses voice, to miss I/O

Google CEO Larry Page was missing from the company's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday due to health reasons. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was present to explain that Page had lost his voice and would be missing several other events in the upcoming weeks.

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Samsung plans $1.9bn mobile chip line with new CEO

Samsung plans $1.9bn mobile chip line with new CEO

It’s been a busy period for Samsung. Not too long ago they unveiled the Galaxy S III to the world, started selling it across Europe, and is currently gearing up for a US launch via the major American carriers. Things continue to move swiftly internally as well, with the company announcing the appointment of a new CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun. Previously Kwon was the head of Samsung’s components business, and will replace the current CEO, Choi Gee-sung.

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Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

This week Tim Cook spoke at the most recent All Things D conference in their opening ceremony about a great many things, not least of them on how Apple plans on continuing their pattern of purchasing smaller companies. Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg inquired with Cook as to why companies like Facebook and Twitter have different amounts of integration with Apple's mobile products, this leading Cook to note that as far as Facebook goes: "We have great respect for them. I think we can do more with them. ... They have their way of doing things, but people could say the same thing about us." This lead directly into Swisher's next question on whether or not Cook saw Apple making more acquisitions of companies in the future.

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Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

This week Tim Cook did what will certainly go down in history as a landmark interview with the folks at All Things D, and today several highlights from this D10 talk are available online. Below what you'll see is a selection of great moments in the talk with the Apple CEO that we've also got covered in individual post form if you're in a reading mode instead. This interview took place between Cook, Kara Swisher, and Walt Mossberg and explored subjects ranging between China and Steve Jobs, convergence and charity, and of course what we'll be seeing this year at WWDC.

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