Yahoo, well, Googles its new CEO
Struggling Web pioneer goes to its rival for its new chief, while Microsoft previews Office. Also: Apple patent cases.
Yahoo went to rival Google for its next chief executive, making a choice that surprised and excited Silicon Valley.
The struggling Web pioneer, one of Google's top execs, as its next CEO, ending a hunt that began after Scott Thompson was forced out in May for padding his resume. Ross Levinsohn, who has been the interim CEO, had been considered the top candidate for the job.
Beyond the two company co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, perhapsin charge at Google than Mayer. The first female engineer and 20th employee overall hired by the then-upstart search company, Mayer rapidly distinguished herself at Google, both as the executive in charge of search products and user experience, and later as VP of local, maps and localization services.
On the same day Yahoo tapped Mayer as its next CEO, she
New Microsoft Office version will make better use of the cloud and social networks, and CEO Steve Ballmer says an uncompromised version will run on tablets.
A U.K. judge orders the iPad maker to put a notice on its website and in the British newspapers informing folks that Samsung did not rip off the tablet's design.
Microsoft and partners will make Windows 8 available on new PCs and via various upgrade programs on October 26, officials are saying.
A credible source tells CNET that Barnes & Noble is set to release a new 7-inch Nook Tablet this fall with a slick new proprietary display technology.
The loss resulted from a $6.2B writedown of a soured online-advertising acquisition. The rest of its business appears healthy, though, buoyed by enterprise software while Windows 8 awaits its debut.
Similar to Verizon's, the "Mobile Share" plans let you share data with as many as 10 devices, including smartphones, messaging phones, laptops, and tablets. They'll be available in August.
The judge in Kim DotCom's extradition case has stepped down after making comments that the U.S. government was "the enemy."
Microsoft had admitted responsibility following scrutiny from European antitrust authorities into claims the software giant may have failed to fully comply with an earlier 2009 ruling.
Apple will be holding "overnights" in its stores on July 24 to prepare for a July 25 launch of Mountain Lion, according to a new report.
The software giant will reportedly receive $300 million for its stake in MSNBC.com, which will mirror content on the new NBCNews.com for a while.
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