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Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole

Bloomberg.com – The minus sign above isn't a typo. Think of Yahoo as a traditional enterprise (with all the assets just mentioned) stuck on top of a small safe deposit box. Inside that box: a huge pile of cash, plus stock certificates of two Asian tech companies.
Danny Sullivan Good story on sad state of Yahoo by @chafkin & @brianwomack. Even security guard's worried. t.co/5iKifOXMsw t.co/qXtoBDDACY
Scott Kessler Extensive @BW cover story about Yahoo written by @chafkin and @brianwomack. $YHOO t.co/G5eJ61ilH4
Eric Jackson If you only read one 10,000 word deep dive about Yahoo today... t.co/0tb4IRKPya
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A Poem About Silicon Valley, Assembled From Quora Questions About Silicon Valley

fusion.net – Jason O. Gilbert – Apr 28, 8:19 AM
Thomas Roessler RT @katecrawford: A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions about Silicon Valley. t.co/ZQQxgcvfc7
Neil Irwin RT @crampell: A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions t.co/cgbKR75xI1 by @gilbertjasono, inventor of a new literary genre
Catherine Rampell A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions t.co/cgbKR75xI1 by @gilbertjasono, inventor of a new literary genre
Product Hunt RT @ashleymayer: A poem about Silicon Valley constructed entirely with Quora questions t.co/I4AFhyhGzu t.co/5iiZESVt6Z
Ashley Mayer A poem about Silicon Valley constructed entirely with Quora questions t.co/I4AFhyhGzu t.co/5iiZESVt6Z
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Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine - The Biz Stone Collection

Medium – Biz Stone – Apr 28, 10:00 AM – Jelly is a new kind of search engine delivering answers on demand. Jelly is the only search engine in the world with an attitude, an opinion, and the experience of people to back it all up. Only Jelly can say you asked the wrong question. Only…
Anirban Sen RT @biz: Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine-available today! t.co/1j8JAC8PU8 t.co/WqU8A8EikW
Jack RT @biz: Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine-available today! t.co/1j8JAC8PU8 t.co/WqU8A8EikW
Josh Aberant RT @biz: Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine-available today! t.co/1j8JAC8PU8 t.co/WqU8A8EikW
Bijan Sabet RT @biz: Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine-available today! t.co/1j8JAC8PU8 t.co/WqU8A8EikW
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John Boehner talks election, time in office

stanforddaily.com – Ada Statler-Throckmorton – Apr 27 – “You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything,” said former Speaker of the House John Boehner as he took the stage at CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday evening. Boehner joined David M. Kennedy, faculty…
Patrick LaForge NYT RT @tackettdc: 'You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything,' said Boehner t.co/yj6gb31lyp
Jeff Jarvis RT @davidaxelrod: Boehner calls @tedcruz "Lucifer in the flesh." So what's with the headline writer at the Stanford student newspaper? t.co/AfemxEti7e
Catherine Rampell John Boehner on what he thinks of Cruz; says he wld vote for Trump in general, but not Cruz t.co/mZIjWxWgxl t.co/N0IdNjl0TR
Maggie Haberman RT @jbarro: !! John Boehner called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," said he'd vote for Trump in a general election but not Cruz. t.co/bKRkrBjwus
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Snapchat User Content Fuels Jump to 10 Billion Daily Video Views

Bloomberg.com – Sarah Frier – Apr 28, 4:00 AM – The majority of people using Snapchat Inc. 's application are making videos, fueling a boom in watching them, the company is telling its investors. More than a third of Snapchat's daily users create “Stories,” broadcasting photos and…
Violet Blue ® Can someone tell me how these numbers are verified? Serious question. t.co/mUCy51s7BI
Jason Costa "Snapchat hits 10B daily video views, up from 8B in February; over a third of daily users create Stories" t.co/eGJMwfKBNg
Rich Greenfield RT @PeterHamby: Snapchat is now generating 10 billion video views per day t.co/vLtu6AgpiC
Social Media Insider Snapchat hits 10 Billion daily video views; over a third of daily users create Stories t.co/1GJcIjR4qd
Ben Smith RT @PeterHamby: Snapchat is now generating 10 billion video views per day t.co/vLtu6AgpiC
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President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

nytimes.com Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) – Apr 28 – Obama, though, was unable or unwilling to rhetorically underscore the severity of the crisis as it unfolded, so perhaps what should have been seen as successes were seen as failures. “It was a delicate balance throughout 2009 and 2010 to be…
Fred Wilson Fantastic piece by @andrewrsorkin that captures my frustrations w/ the political discussion t.co/khHUSfGi4m t.co/GsDPsTldLw
The New York Times RT @andrewrsorkin: This weekend's @NYTMag cover story: I sat down with @POTUS to weigh his economic legacy t.co/CUflsCHhSe t.co/hYUvmCgh65
Kevin Roose RT @andrewrsorkin: This weekend's @NYTMag cover story: I sat down with @POTUS to weigh his economic legacy t.co/CUflsCHhSe t.co/hYUvmCgh65
Brian Stelter RT @andrewrsorkin: This weekend's @NYTMag cover story: I sat down with @POTUS to weigh his economic legacy t.co/CUflsCHhSe t.co/hYUvmCgh65
Peter Eavis RT @andrewrsorkin: This weekend's @NYTMag cover story: I sat down with @POTUS to weigh his economic legacy t.co/CUflsCHhSe t.co/hYUvmCgh65
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Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth

wsj.com – Deepa Seetharaman – Apr 27, 1:10 PM – Facebook Inc. posted a 52% surge in first-quarter revenue, underscoring the strength of the social network's newer mobile-ad products and rising popularity of its video ads. The social network reported net income of $1.51 billion, or 52 cents a…
Wall Street Journal RT @WSJD: Facebook crushes it on earnings. More users, and deriving more revenue from each of them. t.co/E3n1rOeQJb
WSJD Facebook crushes it on earnings. More users, and deriving more revenue from each of them. t.co/E3n1rOeQJb
Mary Dooe RT @edwardroussel: Facebook's ad revenue now surpasses the entire U.S. newspaper industry. t.co/9ZDrikxflX
Christopher Mims RT @edwardroussel: Facebook's ad revenue now surpasses the entire U.S. newspaper industry. t.co/9ZDrikxflX
Deepa Seetharaman RT @edwardroussel: Facebook's ad revenue now surpasses the entire U.S. newspaper industry. t.co/9ZDrikxflX
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Google is building a new hardware division under former Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh

recode.net – Mark Bergen – Apr 28, 11:24 AM – Rick Osterloh is coming back to Google. The former president of Motorola, who left the Lenovo-led handset maker last month, has been hired by Google to run a new division to unify the company's disparate hardware projects, Re/code has learned. A…
Shira Ovide So the terrible Tony Fadell/Nest memes worked? t.co/UjE7hft8Vo
Peter Kafka RT @backlon: Glass is out of Nest. All Google hardware is consolidated under one person: former Moto CEO Rick Osterloh t.co/sx5tGwG3Iy Huge!
Ina Fried RT @backlon: Glass is out of Nest. All Google hardware is consolidated under one person: former Moto CEO Rick Osterloh t.co/sx5tGwG3Iy Huge!
Farhad Manjoo RT @backlon: Glass is out of Nest. All Google hardware is consolidated under one person: former Moto CEO Rick Osterloh t.co/sx5tGwG3Iy Huge!
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Twitter is going to have a hard time fixing its ad problem

recode.net – Peter Kafka – Apr 27, 12:09 PM – For the last couple of years, two things about the Twitter narrative have been constant: It has a user growth problem, but it doesn't have an advertiser problem. Now Twitter has an advertiser problem, too. Twitter fessed up to it yesterday…
Social Media Insider 'It's becoming abundantly clear that Twitter now not only suffers from user fatigue, but advertiser fatigue as well' t.co/fKk6BHGlaK
Josh Constine Twitter wants advertisers to buy pricey videos, but few are good at making compelling ones, especially unsavvy SMBs t.co/ty4PRO4bgw
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Why I Blame TV for Trump

POLITICO – Shane Goldmacher – My friends in the TV news business are in a state of despair about Donald Trump, even as their bosses in the boardroom are giddy over what he's doing for their once sagging ratings. “It feels like it's over,” one old friend from my…
Glenn Greenwald RT @jayrosen_nyu: I didn't know this. Pretty amazing fact. t.co/eP2aL55iNh Campbell Brown savaging her previous profession. t.co/Jh2nYyERqG
Paul Graham RT @jayrosen_nyu: I didn't know this. Pretty amazing fact. t.co/eP2aL55iNh Campbell Brown savaging her previous profession. t.co/Jh2nYyERqG
Clay Shirky RT @jayrosen_nyu: I didn't know this. Pretty amazing fact. t.co/eP2aL55iNh Campbell Brown savaging her previous profession. t.co/Jh2nYyERqG
Jay Rosen I didn't know this. Pretty amazing fact. t.co/eP2aL55iNh Campbell Brown savaging her previous profession. t.co/Jh2nYyERqG