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Apple, Yahoo And Microsoft Only Want to Hire Men? This Tumblr Says So

The hurdles women face in the tech business have been widely discussed since Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg‘s new book launched a movement for more companies, especially those in Silicon Alley and Valley, to “lean in.”

And as a new Tumblr that began posting six days ago seems to show, there are many Tech Companies That Only Hire Men.

Even Yahoo, captained by the ever-intriguing Marissa Mayer, seems to have a male-bias.

  • “The candidate will build quality into the solution by writing the appropriate unit tests for his code and work with qa counter…”

For more, click over to the Tumblr. Do you think New York’s tech companies should be working harder to attract women? Tell us below in the comments.

h/t [Buzzfeed's Anna North]

Image: [Launchdfw.com]

Yahoo CEO Trumpets ‘Infinite Scroll’

At 4:02 a.m. this morning in the blog “Yodel Anecdotal,” company CEO Marissa Mayer cut the ribbon on a redesigned Yahoo home page. The biggest navigation change involves the way news stories are listed below the familiar slide-show panel window:

Since streams of information have become the paradigm of choice on the Web, we’re introducing a newsfeed with infinite scroll, letting you experience a virtually endless feed of news articles. Whether you are a sports fanatic or entertainment buff, you can easily customize your newsfeed to your interests.

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Marissa Mayer, The Clintons Among Time ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time readers/4Chan voted rocket-blastin’ Kim Jong-Un as 2012′s Person of The Year, but we still await the official Time Person of The Year announcement, which will come tomorrow morning.

In the meantime — in our continued effort to get you all ramped up about something that doesn’t really matter at all — below are the finalists for the award:

  • Marissa Mayer
  • Tim Cook
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Undocumented Americans
  • President Barack Obama
  • Mohammed Morsi
  • Fabiola Giannati

Are you going crazy with anticipation now??? We know some of you are, and that’s okay. Hell, we’re the ones covering the award, right?

Name Calling | Shopping Spree | Artful Moves

TVNewser: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is called that for a reason.

AppNewser: Yahoo has made its first acquisition under Marissa Mayer. Unfortunately, it was not a giant pile of money.

UnBeige: Ai Weiwei is at it again and this time, he’s dancing.

Marissa Mayer Grabs Third Spot on Fortune Magazine ‘40 Under 40’

Being ranked right behind Google’s Larry Page and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a position any 37-year-old new mom would envy. For Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, it’s just the latest bit of remarkable news in a truly remarkable year.

The former Google exec is number three on Fortune magazine’s just-released “40 Under 40” hit list. For the accompanying sidebar profile, reporter Patricia Sellers talked to dozens of friends, colleagues and acquaintances about Yahoo’s fourth chief executive in five years (and youngest leader of any Fortune 500 company):

“When Marissa became captain of the pompom squad, she wasn’t in with that clique of girls, but she won them over in three ways,” recalls Abigail Garvey Wilson, Mayer’s best friend from childhood. “First, sheer talent. Marissa could choreograph a great routine. Second, hard work. She scheduled practices lasting hours to make sure everyone was synchronized. And third, fairness. With Marissa in charge, the best dancers made the team.”

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Oprah Plummets in Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ List

Fortune has published a list of the 5o most powerful women in business, featuring Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s CEO, on the cover. Mayer has the coveted front of the magazine, but on the list she came in at 14th. The most powerful woman in business (at least according to Fortune) is Ginni Rometty, the president and CEO of IBM. Mayer is the youngest on the list though, so that’s… Something.

One thing that stuck out about Fortune’s list? Oprah grabbed the 11th spot last year, but plummeted all the way down to 50th this year. Yikes. Maybe OWN should broadcast Keeping Up With The Kardashians to gain some viewers.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other women in media that made Fortune’s list:

#45: Gracia Martore, President and CEO, ­Gannett Co.
#46: Laura Lang, CEO, Time Inc.
#48: Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, Comcast

Yahoo! to Get Billions in Chinese Company Sale

Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a nice chunk of cash to work with. According to All Things D, China’s Alibaba Group is going to pay Yahoo! $7.6 billion to buy back 20 percent of Alibaba that Yahoo! owns. Yahoo! still owns another 20 percent.

If the deal goes through, that means Yahoo! would get about $7.1 billion for the deal, along with another $550 million for annual licensing fees that Alibaba has paid Yahoo!. In the end, Mayer would have about $4.5 billion.

That’s quite a lot of money to throw around. Yahoo! initially said it would give it to investors, but later relented on that position, saying that Mayer might keep it to acquire properties and make other moves. We can’t imagine that Yahoo!’s shareholders will be excited about that, no matter what she ends up buying.

Jacqueline Reses Joins Yahoo!

Jacqueline Reses is joining Yahoo! as its executive vice president of people and development. Reses was formerly a partner, head of  media at Apax Partners, where she worked for 10 years. She has also served on several boards, including Cengage Learning and Nelson Education.

“We are very excited to have Jackie join the Yahoo! team, leading our efforts around finding and retaining the best talent,” said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, in a statement. “Jackie brings two decades of uniquely applicable operational experience around structuring organizations, programs, and strategies to build world-class teams in media and technology. Her tremendous energy will serve our employees well, and we’re looking forward to her fresh perspectives.”

Rese joins Yahoo! on September 7.

Kathy Savitt Names Yahoo! CMO

Kathy Savitt, the founder and CEO of the photo sharing site Lockerz, is joining Yahoo! as chief marketing officer. Savitt started Lockerz in 2009. Prior to that she was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of American Eagle Outfitters for three years.

“We are very excited to welcome Kathy to Yahoo!,” said Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s fifth CEO in just three years, in a statement. “Her extensive experience in building and refining well-loved consumer brands like Amazon, American Eagle Outfitters and Lockerz will be incredibly valuable as we define Yahoo!’s future.

Savitt will begin at Yahoo! on September 14.

Yahoo’s New CEO… is Pregnant!

Hours after news broke today of Marissa Mayer’s surprising appointment as CEO of Yahoo, Fortune’s Patricia Sellers shares a shocking, exclusive extra detail. Mayer is pregnant, due to deliver a boy on October 7:

Mayer’s husband is Zachary Bogue, a lawyer who traded practicing law to invest in “big-data startups,” she says…

Mayer first disclosed to the Yahoo board that she is pregnant in late June, in a meeting with Michael Wolf, a member of the board’s four-person CEO search committee. A meeting with the search committee followed, and then Mayer met with the full board last Wednesday. None of the Yahoo directors, she says, revealed any concern about hiring a pregnant chief executive. “They showed their evolved thinking,” says Mayer, who got the phone call last Thursday that she was the board’s choice to be CEO.

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