Is Mayer Starting the Executive Purging at Yahoo? – Business Insider
With the departure of Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer Justin Somaini, Nicholas Carlson of the Business Insider speculates that the purging of executives may have already begun. While Kara Swisher of All Things D reports that part of the reason why Somaini left is because of the security breaches that have been occurring in the new Yahoo Mail, Carlson surmises that it could also be part of Mayer’s plan to reduce the company workforce. He writes: “Yahoo has 18,000 full time employees and contractors, and we’ve been hearing from insiders for a while now that it should probably have 10,000 fewer.” And doing an executive purge is just one way for Mayer to achieve this end and “fix Yahoo’s cost structure.”
Of Sheryl Sandberg’s Baby Picture and Facebook Graph Search – SF Gate
When Facebook launched its new search tool it calls Graph Search, its engineers boldly used a baby picture of COO Sheryl Sandberg to show how this new feature will change the way users utilize FB, writes Owen Thomas of the Business Insider in a report reprinted by SF Gate. Anticipating questions about privacy that users will undoubtedly ask when the Graph Search gets fully launched—FB is doing a slow rollout at this time— Sam Lessin, FB’s product director clarifies: “There actually isn’t any information being exposed in this that wasn’t already available on Facebook in certain ways.” Sandberg’s baby picture, for instance, is for friends-only and as such, “anyone who couldn’t see the photo before Graph Search won’t be able to see it because of Graph Search.” Facebook has put in place settings to allow users to control who can see them and what can be seen about them. But whether users will welcome Graph Search or not still remains to be seen.
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