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July 25, 2012
thisistheverge:

Google adds 34-button calculator to search results

Not the Onion, surprisingly. Where’s our abacus?

thisistheverge:

Google adds 34-button calculator to search results

Not the Onion, surprisingly. Where’s our abacus?

8:13 // 1 year ago
July 20, 2012

Yahoo will pay new CEO Marissa Mayer handsomely for her services

  • $70 million the amount Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to make in the next five years alone
  • $300 million her estimated net worth, largely gained from being an early (but longtime) Google employee
  • $3M per year between annual salary and bonus — or $15 million in five years
  • $42M in stock options and other awards for the former Google employee
  • $14M in restricted options meant to make up for Google stock lost source

» Costly management changes: In roughly a year, Yahoo has had to make multiple transitions at the top — and each time, it has cost the company millions. When Carol Bartz left Yahoo, she received a $10 million severance package. When Scott Thompson was forced out, he didn’t get a severance, but he got to keep a $7 million financial package he received after he left Paypal. Not bad for less than six months of work.

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17:20 // 1 year ago
July 17, 2012
Speaking of Marissa Mayer, seems like people are already pinning their hopes and dreams on the new Yahoo CEO.

Speaking of Marissa Mayer, seems like people are already pinning their hopes and dreams on the new Yahoo CEO.

11:05 // 1 year ago
As for maternity leave, Mayer, who recently joined the board of Walmart (WMT), expects it to be speedy. “I like to stay in the rhythm of things,” she says, referring to the CEO job that she is starting tomorrow. “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I’ll work throughout it.”
New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant - Postcards (via thecallus)

A lot of life changes happening at once, apparently.

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10:53 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012

Marissa Mayer knows your browser history

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17:11 // 1 year ago
Yahoo’s new non-lame, totally awesome new CEO: Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old Google veteran who long played that company’s public face, will take the helm of a company in need of a strong, smart CEO who knows what she’s doing. Yahoo has had notoriously bad luck with CEOs in recent years, recently losing Scott Thompson in a resume-padding scandal. Mayer takes over a company that’s a giant of the web, but one that’s notorious for starving its best products. (photo by Giorgio Montersino)

Yahoo’s new non-lame, totally awesome new CEO: Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old Google veteran who long played that company’s public face, will take the helm of a company in need of a strong, smart CEO who knows what she’s doing. Yahoo has had notoriously bad luck with CEOs in recent years, recently losing Scott Thompson in a resume-padding scandal. Mayer takes over a company that’s a giant of the web, but one that’s notorious for starving its best products. (photo by Giorgio Montersino)

16:47 // 1 year ago
July 10, 2012
BlackBerrys were in fact considered in the survey but given very few respondents reported being a BlackBerry user, their numbers were not statistically relevant. Of those considering themselves smartphone owners, only 9 percent reported being BlackBerry users.
Tucked away in this Obvious Survey is Obvious post over at POLITICO, which shows President Barack Obama has a commanding 49-31 percent lead over Mitt Romney among iPhone/Android users, is one of the saddest statistics about Research in Motion we’ve ever come across (via hypervocal)

Alternate headline: “Research argues against motion.”

(via hypervocal)

10:15 // 1 year ago
July 1, 2012

Check out Mexico’s live election results map

univisionnews:

By UNIVISION NEWS

This google map shows election results in Mexico, as they care counted by the country’s Federal Electoral Institute or IFE. 

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21:44 // 1 year ago
June 30, 2012

Google pisses off Robert Scoble, creating hilariously profane video: As you might have heard, Google+ pushed out a new events feature earlier this week, and did it in a way that made it easy to spam the heck out of people. The social network’s biggest fan, Robert Scoble, exploded in rage in a recent episode of The Gillmor Gang as his massive network of friends (1.8 million and counting) turned against him, pushing hundreds of events onto his Google Calendar listings. This is kind of amazing to watch. There are at least three “DEVELOPERS"-worthy quips in this one-minute clip. Our favorite: "They started pushing hundreds of $%&! on my calendar." (NSFW for heavy, but awesome profanity)

20:08 // 1 year ago
June 27, 2012
A New Challenger Approaches: Google enters the tablet market
Introducing the Nexus 7: Built in conjunction with highly-regarded hardware manufacturer ASUS, the 7-inch tablet will feature a front-facing camera, 1280x800 display, Nvidia Tegra3 processor, Android 4.1 — commonly known as Jelly Bean — and a price tag of $199. Jelly Bean also received a bit of attention, and a new demonstration, during the announcement event in San Francisco this morning. (Photo via CNET) source
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Introducing the Nexus 7: Built in conjunction with highly-regarded hardware manufacturer ASUS, the 7-inch tablet will feature a front-facing camera, 1280x800 display, Nvidia Tegra3 processor, Android 4.1 — commonly known as Jelly Bean — and a price tag of $199. Jelly Bean also received a bit of attention, and a new demonstration, during the announcement event in San Francisco this morning. (Photo via CNET) source

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14:57 // 1 year ago