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Marissa Mayer Does Not Feel Bad About That Vogue Photo

Steve Jobs never would have pulled this off, but that doesn't mean it's not okay. (Screenshot: Vogue.com)

When Marissa Mayer posed upside-down on a lounge chair in a form-fitting dress for Vogue last month like the boss she is, quite a few digital bricks were shat. But it appears the Yahoo CEO didn’t let the criticism get to her–although she admitted to not having read any of the 3,000 words that accompanied the photo.

At yesterday’s IAB Mixx conference, part of New York’s Advertising Week, Charlie Rose referenced “that Vogue cover,” at which point the always-modest CEO interrupted with, “It wasn’t the cover!” CNN Money reports. Read More

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Google+ Pages Proves Mark Zuckerberg Was Right: Google Is ‘Trying to Build Their Own Little Version of Facebook’

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In an interview with Mark Zuckerberg that airs tonight, Charlie Rose speaks in grave tones about the impending platform cage match that will define our technological future.  “There are many people who look to the Silicon Valley and they say there are four platforms out here. It’s Amazon, it’s Apple, it’s Google, it’s Facebook. And what we’re going to witness over the next 10 years is a flat-out war between the four of you for the future.”

Mr. Zuckerberg shrugs off the war metaphor: “I mean, people like to talk about war. You know, there are a lot of ways in which the companies actually work together,” pointing to Facebook’s mutual back-scratching with Amazon and Apple. (AllThingsD has the full transcript.) But eventually, Zuck concedes, “Google, I think, in some ways, is more competitive and certainly is trying to build their own little version of Facebook.”

After taking a look at the newly-launched Google+ Pages for businesses, brands, groups, artists, places, and more along with its Direct Connect feature, it’s obvious that Google is not even pretending otherwise anymore. Read More