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Yahoo! Introduces New Logo (Yahoo!)
We’re excited to share the new Yahoo! logo with you. It will begin appearing across Yahoo! properties globally. We wanted a logo that stayed true to our roots (whimsical, purple, with an exclamation point) yet embraced the evolution of our products. Ad Age / Digital Yahoo! has refreshed its 18-year-old logo to match the nearly two-decade-old portal’s ongoing makeover under CEO Marissa Mayer. Capping a 30-day campaign leading up to the official unveiling, Yahoo! pinned the first major redesign of its logo since 1995 to the site’s homepage early Thursday morning. But here’s the punchline: the new logo was not among the 30 teased over the past month. AllThingsD The new logo is slimmer and neat, with all the old serifs gone and minus the longtime whimsical tone. Stark and sensible — with an Optima font flavor and a whole lot of sharp edges (not very kid friendly, IMHO) — it’s very much in keeping with Mayer’s tidy design sensibilities. TechCrunch Honestly, the new logo reminds one a lot of fonts used in the 90s, especially the stock beveled and glossy fonts that appeared on the internet portal GeoCities, where many of us first learned to build these funny things called “Web pages.” Unfortunately, this is no longer the 90s and this logo is feeling pretty dated.
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Farhad Manjoo is joining The Wall Street Journal as a columnist covering “technology companies, issues, people, products and trends,” according to the paper. Manjoo most recently penned columns for Slate.
Prior to Slate, Manjoo covered the tech world for Salon and Wired. His work has also appeared in The New York Times.
“I am ecstatic that Farhad will be sharing his deep knowledge, analytical eye and writing flair with our readers,” said Jonathan Krim, the Journal’s global technology editor, in a statement.
Manjoo will write two columns a week, one of which will appear in print.
Winners were announced for the 2011 New York Press Club Journalism Awards yesterday. Bloomberg LP and NY1 each won four awards, while WCBS 880 was honored with three trophies.
Winners were selected from 20 categories. The award presentation will take place Monday, June 13 at the Water Club.
The complete list of winners after the jump
Don’t worry, nerds: no spoliers here
This was bound to happen. Farhad Manjoo (actual name), the Machinist blogger at Salon, managed to download PDF photos — literally, photos — of each page of the book. And while he’s not into spoilers, he’s very clearly into taunting fans: “I could, if I wanted to, tell you the very last line of the very last Harry Potter book right now.”