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  • Sudden illness sped up GM's executive shuffle, Barra's CEO promotion

    Sudden illness sped up GM's executive shuffle, Barra's CEO promotion
    The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker. GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January.  Barra, 51, heads the...
  • GM names its first female CEO

    Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history. Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
  • GM names Mary Barra chief executive; Dan Akerson to retire

    General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position. Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
  • Yahoo Needs a Media Boss Before It's Too Late

    Imagine an NFL team without a head coach -- and the front office calling all the plays on the field. That's the current game plan at Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer, lacking lieutenants to develop the company's media strategy, has been personally wooing big-...
  • Howard Dean endorses Silicon Valley congressman in intraparty fight

    Former Democratic Party leader Howard Dean and the progressive group he founded endorsed Rep. Michael M. Honda's reelection bid Tuesday, their first foray into a 2014 congressional contest. Honda is a seven-term incumbent who represents the Silicon...
  • Katie Couric Joins Yahoo as Global Anchor, to Host Interview Series

    Katie Couric is shifting focus to even smaller screens: Yahoo officially announced her hire as "global anchor," making the Internet the primary platform for the talkshow host and journalist after 34 years on TV. Couric, 56, will help develop Yahoo News'...
  • Katie Couric's Bad Bet: Leaving ABC News for Yahoo

    After stints at CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC, maybe Katie Couric is going to Yahoo because there is simply nowhere else to go. While reports Friday suggesting Couric is exiting her ABC News deal a year early to move to Yahoo shouldn't be surprising...
  • Apple TV Gets 'SNL' Clips and More with Yahoo and PBS Channels

    Apple TV has added channels for Yahoo and PBS, bringing full episodes of some PBS shows as well as short-form videos from Yahoo's collection of "Saturday Night Live" clips, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and other programming to the...
  • The Marissa Mayer Show Needs a Rewrite

    Now that she's been booked for a keynote address the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer should look to it as an opportunity to present a different side to her than what she's shown the public lately. Take last week, when...
  • Endemol to Invest $40 Mil to Build Out Premium Online Video Network

    Endemol, the TV production company whose properties include "Big Brother," said it will spend up to 30 million euros ($40 million U.S.) in Endemol Beyond, a venture to produce digital video spanning multiple genres in markets worldwide. Endemol Beyond...
  • Yahoo Video Chief Erin McPherson Is Heading to Maker Studios

    Maker Studios announced that it has hired Erin McPherson, the exec in charge of Yahoo's video strategy, as chief content officer. At Maker Studios, one of the biggest YouTube multichannel network operators, McPherson will report to exec chairman Ynon...