Booting Up: Groupon Names its Interim CEO as its Real CEO


The S.S. Groupon might be finally veering into steadier waters: The daily deal site deleted the interim tag from Eric Lefkofsky’s name, meaning it finally has a CEO. That sent shares up 20 percent. [AllThingsD]

YouTube founders are releasing their own Vine and Instagram competitor today called MixBit. It appears easier to edit videos than the other two apps and lets users record a full 16 seconds of film. [New York Times]

Bebo’s back! Site founder Michael Birch released a weird video celebrating its return proclaiming “The new Bebo will be very different from the old one” then showed some phallic artwork. [Business Insider]

Facebook is trying out a trending topics section. [TechCrunch]

Kara Swisher, a former Washington Post employee, has some unsolicited advice for its new owner Jeff Bezos. [AllThingsD]


Booting Up: Zynga’s New CEO Is Going to Be Paid in 95 Percent Stock so No Pressure

Digg Reader. (Photo: Digg)

It’s now reported that Don Mattick, the new CEO of Zynga, is going to be paid in 95% stock. Nothing about this sounds a like a good deal for the former Microsoft exec. [Wall Street Journal]

Relax: unread counts and a “mark as unread” button are coming to Digg Reader today. [Digg Blog]

Of course Apple is going to build a solar array next to its data center in Reno, which will be used to provide energy not only to its offices but to the community. [AllThingsD]

Google Reader’s creator said he would “absolutely not” build it inside the company if he thought of it today.Some employees worry the threat of the eventual ax will diminish the incentive to create new products at GOOG. [Forbes]

Michael Birch, who sold Bebo to Aol for $850 million in 2008, has bought back the chat service for a reasonable $1 million. He wants to “reinvent it,” so maybe he’ll transform it into an artisanal bakery. [TechCrunch]