Yahoo! Appoints Marissa Mayer Chief Executive Officer


Yahoo! today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors effective July 17, 2012.

I think the best yardstick for measuring Meyer’s performance is Flickr. If Meyer can make Flickr into a great modern experience, then there’s little chance she can’t turn Yahoo as a whole around. Now if they can get rid of that fucking exclamation point…


Samsung Widens Lead Over Apple, Says Bullshit

Samsung appears to be widening its lead over Apple in the titanic battle over smartphone sales, according to a recent survey.

Because Samsung releases actual numbers about how many smartphones they sell. Oh, right.

Analysts forecast that thanks to its flagship Galaxy S III, Samsung sold about 50 million smartphones in the second quarter, according to a survey by Reuters. Apple, meanwhile, is forecast to have sold 30.5 million iPhones in the same period, according to the same survey of more than three dozen analysts by Reuters.

Surveys, rather than actual reported numbers. Gotta love it. Meanwhile, from the land of real data, we get this:
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