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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Yahoo's President and CEO Marissa Mayer was appointed a year ago today. In that time, the former Google executive has been in the news plenty, from ending her company's telecommuting policies to leading the purchase of blogging site Tumblr. So how's she doing? And, there is an immigration debate raging in Washington right now. Even with its own set of highly paid lobbyists, it's unclear if the tech world's hopes for importing more talent from overseas will come true. But there has been some movement in the intense world of live video gaming events.

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IBM and Google earnings: An old bellwether and a new one

Jul 16, 2013
The earnings reports will certainly express some things about the state of the tech world, but also perhaps, the condition of the larger economy.

Professional video gamers eligible for athlete visas

Jul 16, 2013
Riot Games says it has successfully lobbied immigration services to provide visas for competitive gamers — the same kind usually reserved for professional athletes.
A League of Legends professional gaming competition.
Courtesty of MLG TV

Marissa Mayer's report card: Buy!

Jul 16, 2013
This week marks one year of the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo. Mayer has bought 16 companies in her time at the helm.
Marissa Mayer at a speaking event in New York City on May 24, 2011. It's a hint for one of the answers in today's Silicon Tally quiz!
Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.

When it comes to online tracking, what's standard?

Jul 16, 2013
Should advertisers and other companies be able to collect and hold onto users' browsing data? And should users be able to tell web site operators to stop tracking them?

Yahoo’s President and CEO Marissa Mayer was appointed a year ago today. In that time, the former Google executive has been in the news plenty, from ending her company’s telecommuting policies to leading the purchase of blogging site Tumblr. So how’s she doing? And, there is an immigration debate raging in Washington right now. Even with its own set of highly paid lobbyists, it’s unclear if the tech world’s hopes for importing more talent from overseas will come true. But there has been some movement in the intense world of live video gaming events.

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