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Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly.

At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had been living, but he said his fiance was able to persuade him, telling him that the job presented an opportunity to make a difference on the influential social network.

“I was really excited. Facebook is an amazing company that reaches a lot of people,” Luckie, 35, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I didn’t plan to leave.” Read More

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A portion of ComScore's top 50 Web properties report for July 2013.

comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly ranking of U.S. web activity at the top online properties for July 2013 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service.  Yahoo is #1 for web traffic surpassing google for the first time since 2011.

David Karp, 27-year old founder of Tumblr,  is set to earn a bonus of $81 million in addition to his salary if he stays at Yahoo! for the next four years.  Tumblr was launched in Feb. 2007 by Karp, a New York City high school drop out and acquired by YAHOO for $1.1 billion in May 2013.

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A photo illustration shows the applications of Yahoo and Tumblr on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Yahoo Inc is acquiring blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash.

The deal will use about 1/5 of Yahoo’s $5.4 billion in cash and marketable securities.

“Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” Yahoo said in a statement on Monday.

Yahoo Buys Tumblr

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Google’s Fastest-Growing Searches 2011
1. Rebecca Black
2. Google+
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
6. iPhone 5
7. Adele
8. 東京 電力 (Fukishama)
9. Steve Jobs
10. iPad2

Yahoo’s Top 10 Searches 2011
iPhone
Casey Anthony
Kim Kardashian
Katy Perry
Jennifer Lopez
Lindsay Lohan
“American Idol”
Jennifer Aniston
Japan Earthquake
Osama bin Laden

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