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Booting Up: Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Pride, CityGrid Lays Off 130

Mark Zuckerberg at SF Pride. (Photo: Twitter/@m7z)

Apple’s iWatch is coming: The company has applied to trademark the device in Japan. [Reuters]

IAC’s beleaguered CityGrid Media unit, which contains Urbanspoon and CitySearch, is laying off 130 people–or about two-thirds of its staff. It previously went under another round of staffing reductions last October when 15 percent of its workforce was axed. [TechCrunch]

Instagram suffered a widespread spam attack over the weekend. Users reported seeing pictures of a “miracle fruit” in their feed with a link to a phony BBC article about it. Facebook reports that it’s now all under control. [GigaOM]

Groupon wants you to really like them again so they’re introducing a new feature called Reserve, a new daily deal redeemable at high-end restaurants in 10 cities, including New York. [USA Today]

Led by Mark Zuckerberg, around 700 Facebook employees marched in San Francisco’s gay pride parade Sunday. [Wall Street Journal]

Hires and Fires

Seamless Founder Jason Finger Joins IAC as CEO of CityGrid Media

Mr. Finger.

This morning Seamless founder Jason Finger, legend of Silicon Alley, sent an email out to friends with subject line “Back in the saddle. . .” It seems the Silicon Valley Alley vet has taken up the reins at CityGrid Media and will join IAC’s local listings website network. “I’ve joined IAC as CEO of CityGrid Media,” Mr. Finger said in the email. “CityGrid is the largest content and ad network for ‘local’ and includes several owned and operated websites including Citysearch.cominsiderpages.com and Urbanspoon.com, as well as BuzzLabs.” Read More