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Wayne Powers, Former Yahoo Exec, Joins Parade Publications

Although a lot of buzz over at Yahoo surrounds new CEO Marissa Mayer, one of their execs is leaving his role as the svp of North American Sales to become president and group publisher at Parade Publications.

As per Adweek, Parade issued an announcement indicating Wayne Powers will “oversee advertising sales and marketing efforts.” In addition, it’s anticipated he’ll “lead the company’s efforts to grow its print and digital offerings.”

Jack Haire, the CEO of Parade,  told Adweek, “The chance to get a guy like Wayne Powers, with his diverse background and experience, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

He added, “We’re playing offense here!”

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Mine Personally Fails

mine_logo.jpgYesterday we wrote about Time Inc.’s attempt at creating a personal magazine called Mine. Today we have an update on the story. According to Folio, Time Inc. is already running into problems with personalizing content.

An e-mail went out early this morning to all Beta testers warning that their personal content might not be just what they ordered. Time Inc. Media Group president Wayne Powers, warned subscribers that a “computer error” may have affected the content in the first issue. “It’s possible that this issue did not contain the combination of magazine content you selected,” wrote Powers.

Computer errors!? With only 31,000 subscribers? That seems like an epic fail whale to me. Unfortunately, Power’s e-mail is neither as cute nor as witty as Twitter’s fail whale. Check out the e-mail after the jump.

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