Yahoo! Appoints Scott Thompson Chief Executive Officer — SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today announced the appointment of Scott Thompson as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2012, at which time Tim Morse will resume his role as Chief Financial Officer.
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Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Yahoo Names PayPal Boss Scott Thompson as CEO
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Confirmed: A New CEO For Yahoo, Scott Thompson
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Yahoo Picks PayPal President Thompson For CEO
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE: It's Official, Scott Thompson is the New CEO at Yahoo!
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Yahoo names PayPal's Scott Thompson as CEO
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Yahoo Makes It Official, Names PayPal Exec CEO
Darren Murph / Engadget: PayPal's Scott Thompson becomes CEO of Yahoo; signing bonus probably stuck in a frozen account
Michael H. Berkens / The Domains: Yahoo Names PayPal President Scott Thompson As Its New CEO
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Yahoo! makes ex-PayPal chief Scott Thompson new CEO
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Yahoo Names PayPal Head Scott Thompson as New CEO — As I reported late last night, Yahoo said it had named PayPal President Scott Thompson has its new CEO. The exec is currently in charge of the large eBay online payments unit. — He'll start next week …
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Matt Burns / TechCrunch: It's Official: Yahoo Announces PayPal President Scott Thompson As Its New CEO
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Yahoo appoints PayPal president as chief executive
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb: New Yahoo CEO: Speed Is Important In Company's Turnaround
Krystal Peak / VatorNews: Scott Thompson from PayPal named new Yahoo CEO
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Yahoo names PayPal President Scott Thompson as CEO
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: Yahoo's New CEO Has Zero Media, Advertising, Or Content Experience
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog: It's official: Yahoo appoints PayPal chief Scott Thompson as chief executive
Thomas Houston / The Verge: Yahoo appoints PayPal's Scott Thompson as new CEO
Stephen Shankland / CNET: Yahoo CEO could be PayPal's Thompson, ATD says
James Temple / The Technology Chronicles: Yahoo taps PayPal president as new CEO
Alexander Muse / StartupMuse: Dawn of a new day at Yahoo?
Maija Palmer / FT Tech Hub: Yahoo could name PayPal president as CEO
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Report: Yahoo To Name PayPal Head As CEO. Sign Of A More Commercial Push?
Ben Parr / Ben Parr's Entrepreneurial Musings: Smart Move: Yahoo's New CEO Is the Complete Opposite of Carol Bartz
Susan Hall / Dice Blog Network: Yahoo Names New CEO; Board Shakeup at RIM?
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Yahoo Taps PayPal President As New CEO
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Meet Scott Thompson, the New CEO of Yahoo
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Yahoo eyes new CEO, PayPal's Scott Thompson tipped for job
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brand new CEO, same old messed up Yahoo — Yahoo has finally found a new chief executive to replace Carol Bartz (who left in a huff) and he is Scott Thompson, who till recently was the president of the PayPal division of eBay A surprise candidate, it is not very clear what his strategy …
Discussion: Motley Fool and @danprimack
Rick Aristotle Munarriz / Motley Fool: Yahoo! Hires a New Spinal Tap Drummer
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Yahoo's new CEO Thompson: Five big challenges — Summary: Yahoo's likely new CEO—PayPal president Scott Thompson—has a big to-do list including making the company relevant again. — Yahoo is reportedly set to name a new CEO—PayPal president Scott Thompson—but challenges abound.
Discussion: Guardian, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, MediaPost, Tech and China, BGR, Computerworld, The Register, AllThingsD, CNET, Business Insider, Search Engine Land, The Tech Trade, Macworld, Epicenter, NBC Bay Area and WebProNews
Dominic Rushe / Guardian: Yahoo search for CEO ends with PayPal boss Scott Thompson
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Liveblogging the New Yahoo CEO Call: You Might Want to Refrain From Cussing, Scott!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Scott Thompson: Yahoo's Competitive Advantage Is Its Data
Eric Jackson / Tech and China: Key Takeaways from the Scott Thompson Hiring at Yahoo!
Todd Haselton / BGR: Yahoo names former PayPal president Scott Thompson as new CEO
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Yahoo taps PayPal president as its new CEO
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: Yahoo! bags! CEO! from! PayPal!
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD: Exclusive: Yahoo Poised to Name CEO — With EBay's PayPal Prez as Top Choice
Stephen Shankland / CNET: Yahoo names PayPal's Thompson as new CEO
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: It's Official: PayPal President The New Yahoo CEO
Juan Carlos Perez / Macworld: Yahoo taps PayPal president Thompson as CEO
Scott McGrew / NBC Bay Area: Yahoo's Mysterious Choice for CEO
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Who is Scott Thompson (Besides Yahoo's New CEO)?
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Ebay Boss John Donahoe To Serve PayPal's Interim President
Ebay Boss John Donahoe To Serve PayPal's Interim President
Discussion: AllThingsD, Business Insider and The PayPal Blog
Amanda Pires / The PayPal Blog: PayPal Leadership change
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Windows Phone partners bet $100M on Nokia Ace — The importance of the Nokia Ace to Microsoft's mobile plans is apparent as sources tell BetaNews of a major marketing push for the smartphone in the second quarter of this year. The Ace will launch in late March, sources confirm …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog: Microsoft to put its Windows Phone marketing dollars where its mouth is
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Windows Phone's big bet: Nokia Ace to get massive $100M marketing push
Ellis Hamburger / Business Insider: Microsoft, Nokia, And AT&T Are Throwing $100M Of Marketing Behind A Windows Phone
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Forget $100 million for Windows Phone, Microsoft planning twice that figure in the US alone
Jared Newman / Techland: Nokia ‘Ace’ Windows Phone May Get Hero's Welcome in U.S.
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: AT&T plans a hero's welcome for Nokia Ace/Lumia 900, as more specs leak ahead of CES
Phone Arena: Nokia Lumia 900 to get a $100 million marketing glitz for its US launch and “hero” status with AT&T
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) to launch in March with a $100 million marketing push?
James / Phones Review: News on Nokia Ace
Keith Andrew / www.pocketgamer.biz: AT&T bags Lumia 900 in US as Nokia and Microsoft plan $100 million marketing splash
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Rumor: Nokia Ace to get $100 million in marketing
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Exclusive: Microsoft and Nokia's Plans for Marketing Windows Phone in 2012 — With tech blogs leaking somehat inaccurate information about Microsoft and Nokia's plans for marketing Windows Phone in the US during the first half of 2012—and others still predictably parroting that information …
Discussion: ZDNet, pocketnow.com, My Nokia Blog, SlashGear, PhoneArena, WMPoweruser and BetaNews
Matthew Miller / ZDNet: Microsoft and partners to heavily promote Windows Phone in 2012
Anton D. Nagy / pocketnow.com: HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T: First Images
Jay Montano / My Nokia Blog: $200 Million Dollar advertising for Nokia Windows Phone...just for USA.
Phone Arena: Rumor tacks another $100 million to Nokia's US marketing campaign, up to $15 incentive per handset sale
Livven / WMPoweruser: Nokia And Microsoft To Spend $200 Million On US Marketing, Sales Incentives Of $10-15 Per Phone
Tiuri van Agten / Distimo:
Google Android Market Tops 400,000 Applications — Google Android Market gave itself a nice new year's present last weekend. The total number of active applications worldwide in the Android Market reached the 400,000 milestone. Android Market has topped the 200K and 300K available apps milestones …
Discussion: Business Insider, PC Magazine, VentureBeat, Computerworld, CNET, Digital Trends, TechCrunch, The Verge, MobileBurn.com, The Next Web, AndroidGuys, PhoneArena, Android Phone Fans, 148Apps.biz, MobileSyrup.com, Electronista, SlashGear and AndroidOS.in, Thanks:gert_jan
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: With 400,000 Apps, The Android Market Is Poised To Pass Apple's App Store
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps
Don Reisinger / CNET: Android Market hits 400,000 available apps, says analytics firm
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Android Market Hits 400,000 App Milestone Says Distimo
Sam Byford / The Verge: 400,000 apps now available in Android Market
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Android Market home to 400,000 apps says Distimo
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Report: Android Market reaches 400,000 apps, closes in on 100,000 active developers
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: At 400,000 Apps in the Android Market, Google Closes in on iOS's 500,000
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Android Market hits 400,000 active app milestone
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Android Market crosses 400,000 apps milestone - Distimo
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Cisco's Alternative To Skype Has Quietly Been Killed — Cisco has quietly pulled the plug on its ill-fated consumer home videoconferencing system, Umi. This could be the final blow to the company's once-grand consumer plans. — Umi was introduced a little over a year ago, in October, 2010.
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear, AllThingsD, VoIP & Gadgets Blog, VoIP Watch, CNET, Pocket-lint, Electronista, The Verge and PC Magazine
Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Cisco hangs up on Umi ‘Personal Telepresence’ flop
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Cisco kills Umi over-priced video conferencing system
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Cisco Kills Umi Videoconferencing Product
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Cisco Drops Umi, CounterPath adds Video to iPhone App
Josh Lowensohn / CNET: Cisco ceasing sales of Umi video hardware
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Cisco kills Umi, its US Skype alternative
Bryan Bishop / The Verge: Cisco kills Umi consumer video conferencing system... again
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Cisco Quietly Kills Umi Videoconferencing Hardware
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple's long silence on call mute issue raising ire of iPhone owners — Apple's iPhone 4S wasn't without its share of launch troubles, including complaints of poor battery life. But while Apple was quick to address said issues in an update (and then promised to do so again in another) …
Discussion: MacRumors, AllThingsD, The Verge, CNET, AppleInsider, ITProPortal, Softpedia News, Softpedia News, PhoneArena, PalmAddicts, O'Grady's PowerPage, WebProNews and Electronista
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple to Announce 1Q 2012 Earnings and iPhone 4S Sales Numbers on January 24
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: iPhone 4S available in China and 21 other countries on January 13th
Don Reisinger / CNET: iPhone 4S to take center stage in Jan. 24 Apple earnings call
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: iPhone 4S call audio issues
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple may leave iPhone 4S call drop bug in final build of iOS 5.1
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Apple Q1 Earnings Report Date: January 24
Larry Downes / Forbes:
Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually — Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits. I can't say when exactly, but my guess is that it's only a matter of time, maybe a few more years. — Consider a few key metrics. Despite the disappearance of competitors including Circuit City …
Discussion: Business Insider, Newsome.Org, Howard Lindzon, Digital Trends and HotHardware.com News
Ryan Spoon / Business Insider: Perplexed by Best Buy
Howard Lindzon: The Consumer is Dead...Retail is Dead... and You are Poor and Dumb Destined to Work at Best Buy
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google requiring default ‘Holo’ theme in Android 4.0 devices for Android Market access — When Google unveiled the SDK for Android 4.0, the first thing we noted about Ice Cream Sandwich is that the default “Holo” theme would be baked right in at the OS level.
Zach Epstein / BGR: Android Market tops 400,000 apps as developers embrace Google
Chris Martin / Inquirer: Google Android Market reaches 400,000 active apps
Zachary Lutz / Engadget: Google: Android 4.0 ‘Holo’ theme to be mandatory on all devices with Android Market
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Google Will Force OEMs to Include Android 4.0′s Holo Theme In Their ROMs for Developer-Friendly User Interfaces
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: Stock Android theme mandatory on all ICS devices, says Google
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Google moves to combat Android fragmentation issues
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in: Google makes Holo theme family mandatory on all ICS devices with Android Market
Aaron Orquia / Pocketables: Google finally moves to decrease fragmentation, makes Holo theme mandatory for approved device
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Google's Holo theme required on Android 4.0 devices to gain access to Android Market
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Holo Promise: Google Moves To Ensure UI Integrity On All Android 4.0 Devices
Blake Stimac / IntoMobile: Google requiring some Holo UI elements in phones with Android Market access
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Nobody Goes to Facebook Anymore. It's Too Crowded. — A year ago Steven Levy suggested that Facebook should give us each a single “friend-list do-over.” — A lot of commenters challenged him. “Grow some balls and just unfriend people,” said one of the more even tempered readers.
Discussion: @loic and @howardlindzon
Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
So, What's Your Algorithm? — We are ruined by our own biases. When making decisions, we see what we want, ignore probabilities, and minimize risks that uproot our hopes. — What's worse, “we are often confident even when we are wrong,” writes Daniel Kahneman, in his masterful new book …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for ‘creating and selling’ counterfeit Windows Vista and XP CDs — Now this is highly unusual. Microsoft has just reported it's taking legal action against Comet, one of the two big high street tech retailers in the UK, for “creating and selling …
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe: Microsoft Sues Comet Over Counterfeit CDs
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Microsoft sues Comet over ‘fake’ Windows CDs
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for allegedly selling over 94,000 counterfeit Windows CDs
Chris Marlowe / Digital Media Wire: Microsoft Accuses Major Retailer of Counterfeiting
Zack Whittaker / London Calling Blog: Microsoft sues UK retailer for ‘counterfeiting Windows’ (updated)
David Meyer / CNET: U.K. retailer sued over Windows ‘counterfeits’
Shaylin Clark / WebProNews: Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs
Daniel Cooper / Engadget: Microsoft: UK Retailer ‘sold 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows’ (Update: Comet responds)
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Comet ‘sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs’, claims Microsoft
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Comet is accused of selling fake Windows
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Microsoft sues UK retailer Comet for selling counterfeit Windows CDs
Wall Street Journal:
Spam Finds New Target — Facebook and Twitter Build Up Their Defenses as Hackers Attack Social Networks — Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. are building up their forces to fight an emerging enemy: “social” spam. — One of their foot soldiers is Tao Stein, a Facebook engineer.
Discussion: Marketing Land
Greg Finn / Marketing Land: The Rise Of Social Spam: 1.5% Of Tweets &
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Codecademy's CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours — Talk about starting your year off on the right foot. — Two days ago, Codecademy — a startup that's looking to bring programming to the masses — launched a nifty initiative called Code Year.
Discussion: Mashable!, Business Insider and TechPinions
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!: Codecademy Signs Up 97,000 People for Its New Year's Resolution Coding Class
Fred Wilson / Business Insider: Some Thoughts On The Success Of Code Year
Steve Wildstrom / TechPinions: Mamas (and Dads), Help Your Babies Grow Up To Be Coders
Chetan / Always On Real-Time Access:
2012 Mobile Industry Predictions Survey — First things first. From all of us at Chetan Sharma Consulting, we wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012. My thanks to all who participated in our 2012 Mobile Predictions Annual Survey. It gives our community an insider's view of trends.
Discussion: Internet2Go, AllThingsD, Xconomy, Phones Review and GigaOM, Thanks:chetansharma
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Will 2012 Be a ‘Breakthrough’ Year for Mobile Payments?
Curt Woodward / Xconomy: Amazon, Microsoft Expected to Make Waves in Mobile This Year
James / Phones Review: News on Windows Phone
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Embroiled in the Google sponsored-post debacle, Unruly raises $25M (exclusive) — Happier times: Unruly team poses for company photo — A five year-old company that seeks to deliver “awesome social video campaigns” finds itself embroiled in a hairy Internet pickle on a day that would have otherwise been ripe for celebration.
Discussion: Ars Technica, VatorNews, Washington Post, Techdirt, ZDNet, paidContent, Search Engine Land and the Econsultancy blog, more at Mediagazer »
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Google demotes Chrome in search results after violating own paid links policy
Bambi Francisco Roizen / VatorNews: Social video advertising firm Unruly raises $25M
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Google punishing Chrome for 60 days
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Google Penalizing Its Own Google Chrome Search Results For Violating Google Paid Link Rules
Andy Smith / ZDNet: Google punishes itself for lousy Chrome promo
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Unruly Raises $25 Million For Social Video Advertising
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google's Chrome Page No Longer Ranks For “Browser” After Sponsored Post Penalty
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Samsung Series 5 Ultra up for pre-order in the US, brings optical media to the ultrabook for $949 — Koreans won't be the only ones sticking DVDs into exceptionally thin laptops this year: Samsung's Series 5 Ultra laptops are now available for pre-order at J&R. The first time we heard …
Discussion: GadgeTell, Liliputing, Softpedia News and Electronista
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
HP announces Omni 27 all-in-one PC, brings h9 Phoenix desktop stateside — HP might be all about laptops right now, but the company has a few desktops up its sleeves, like this Omni 27 all-in-one PC. As you might expect from the name, it's got a 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit display …
Discussion: Engadget, Engadget, Laptops and Desktops Blog, TechSpot, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Gizmodo and TechCrunch
Dana Wollman / Engadget: HP redesigns its Magic Canvas software, plans to install it on all desktops (even non-touch ones)
Dana Wollman / Engadget: HP intros Omni 27 all-in-one, Pavilion HPE Phoenix h9 tower
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: HP announces 27-inch Omni 27 all-in-one, Pavilion Phoenix h9 gaming desktop
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: HP announces 27" all-in-one PC, Phoenix h9 gaming desktop
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: HP Phoenix h9: Plenty of Power, Severe Identity Crisis.
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: HP Omni 27 Delivers a Giant-Screened All-In-One You Might Be Able to Afford
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Meet the spectrum bosses — If AT&T-Mo's failure taught us anything it's that if the big U.S. operators are going to grow they can't do it by acquiring each other. Instead they're going to have to buy up what unused spectrum is left on the market to stockpile bandwidth for their future mobile broadband networks.
Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking — There is one iOS “tip” that I keep hearing and it is wrong. Worse, I keep hearing it from supposedly authoritative sources. I have even heard it from the lips of Apple “Geniuses” in stores. — Here is the advice - and remember it is wrong: … Wrong.
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
Anonymous Have Begun Targeting German Neo-Nazis — The Anonymous hacking network has a new target — German Neo Nazis. — Deutsche Welle reports that the new operation is nicknamed “Operation Blitzkrieg”, and sees the group attacking a number of websites linked with the National Democratic Party (NPD).
Discussion: Spiegel Online, Softpedia News, Deutsche Welle, The Local and TG Daily
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily: Anonymous warns Germany's far right
David Kravets / Threat Level:
No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules — A Missouri federal judge ruled the FBI did not need a warrant to secretly attach a GPS monitoring device to a suspect's car to track his public movements for two months. — The ruling, upholding federal theft and other charges …
Discussion: The Not-So Private Parts
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spool Raises $1 Million To Let You Cache Content To Mobile And Push It To Friends — When Spool debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, the app and browser extension was focused on caching videos, articles, and other web content to your mobile device. It was like Instapaper on steroids.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Thanks:joshconstine