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Zuckerberg: Moving Fast ‘Gets Us into Tons of Trouble’ (Mashable)
One of Facebook’s core values, Move Fast, isn’t always successful for the company. “It gets us into tons of trouble,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference held in San Francisco, on Wednesday. The sentiment, however, encourages employees to try out new things and see what works with the Facebook audience, a trait that Zuckerberg says is important for innovation.
CEO’s from Yahoo! and Facebook speak out regarding the U.S. government spying program known as PRISM — and they don’t mince words.
Marissa Mayer is not a goddess. She has not managed to turn Yahoo definitively around in the first year of her tenure, according to the company’s earnings report today.
Yahoo has acquired the video-production app Qwiki, the company said today.
The video streaming service Hulu is amassing a long list of suitors, and Yahoo has reportedly joined the bunch.
Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91 (The New York Times)
Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including at least two schools. Much of the tornado damage appeared to be in the suburb of Moore, where rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets and around downed power lines to those who are feared trapped under mountains of rubble.
Yahoo said today it would set up a large office in Times Square and had launched a major update of Flickr.
Yahoo’s board met today and agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to AllThingsD.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked debate among remote workers worldwide when she introduced a new telecommuting policy in February that sent many of her own employees back to the office. After a period of silence, Mayer defended her decision, adding that it “was wrongly perceived as an industry narrative.” Wrong or not, she had the public’s attention. This analysis of public sentiment by social media management company SDL shows that while people’s perceptions of Mayer improved when she extended maternity leave for new mothers and added some perks for fathers and adoptive parents, their interest in the story waned overall.