Marissa Explains It All … to Yahoo? Marissa Mayer Leaves Google for Yahoo

On July 20, 2012
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You can gauge the unexpectedness of an event by the number of tweets announcing the news that start with “Wow.” And Monday, my tweetstream was full of wow’s, because the news broke that Marissa Mayer – formerly a VP at Google and one of the company’s most public faces – was leaving to take the helm at Yahoo as CEO. This is shocking because:

1. Who would choose Yahoo over Google?! Yahoo seems to exist solely to serve as the butt of tech jokes.

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Matt Cutts: 'Don't Write the Epitaph for Links Just Yet'

On June 8, 2012
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Matt CuttsEvery year at SMX Advanced, Matt Cutts does a “You & A” question-and-answer session with Danny Sullivan. Matt McGee’s write-up of this year’s interview is full of juicy tidbits and interesting insight into Google’s inner workings – but it’s worth reminding ourselves that part of Cutts’ job is PR.

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Linkbait Case Study: Why Nate St. Pierre Claimed Abraham Lincoln Invented Facebook

On May 11, 2012
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Did y’all hear about Abraham Lincoln inventing the internet (or something like that)? It was the meme of the week, an owl in a box for our time – Nate St. Pierre, a blogger and consultant, told the (long-winded) story of his recent trip to Springfield, Illinois, and how he discovered a patent application filed by Abraham Lincoln in 1845 – for a product that looks and sounds a lot like an early version of Facebook:

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