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October 25, 2015, 10:35 AM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo Talent Exodus Accelerates as Marissa Mayer's Turnaround Flounders  —  The departures of a number of high-profile executives at Yahoo has accelerated in recent months, so much so that many inside the company are becoming worried about strategy and execution of key initiatives aimed at turning around its core business.
New York Times:
Sources: Uber looking to raise close to $1B in new venture capital at valuation of $60B-$70B  —  Uber Said to Plan Another $1 Billion in Fund-Raising  —  Just three months after raising an enormous sum of money from investors, Uber is at it again.  —  The ride-hailing service is planning …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Brings in Less Egotistical Leadership  —  Bruno Bowden describes Google's top ranks in a very Google-y way.  With stats.  —  “In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden …
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Jonah Bromwich / New York Times:
Inside the Unicode Consortium and how it decides which emojis to officially support  —  How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones  —  An obscure organization that standardizes the way punctuation marks and other text are represented by computer systems has in recent years found itself at the forefront …
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iFixit:
Nexus 5X teardown shows many components are modular and can be replaced independently  —  Nexus 5X Teardown … Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Semil Shah / Haywire:
Y Combinator's and AngelList's recent announcements of large funds, while disruptive to traditional VC, are nonetheless good for the overall VC ecosystem  —  AngelList and Y Combinator Continue To Shake The Trees  —  They say that “bad things come in threes.”

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Smartsheet:
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Zoho:
5 years of Zoho Subscriptions: The road so far  —  The subscriptions industry has been booming recently.  Subscription-based ecommerce businesses had a year-over-year growth of 100% for five years in a row, according to a 2018 McKinsey & Company survey.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

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