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Booting Up: Does Yahoo Want Its Very Own Video Site?

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Twitter now has a broadly worded patent on its own service, but the company pinkie swears it won’t go patent trolling. [The Verge]

Yahoo’s reportedly in negotiations to buy a big stake in the video site Dailymotion. Does someone have a little GOOG envy, hmm? [Wall Street Journal]

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, who was thought to be in the running for Adobe CEO, was named Apple’s VP of technology. Given the animosity between the two companies, we’re going to guess he won’t be invited back for employee happy hours. [AllThingsD]

But is he any good? Or is he a “bozo”? [Daring Fireball]

Google is expanding Fiber to the suburb of Olathe, Kansas. And here we thought cities owned the 21st Century. [Kansas City Star]

“Android has outgrown Andy and honestly, I don’t think he knows where to take it next.” [The Verge]

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Startup News: Gojee Gets a Mobile App; Thrillist Gets a General Manager from Maxim

Yes, please. (Image courtesy of Gojee)

Hungry? The good folks at Gojee are launching a new mobile app, designed to replicate the aesthetic experience of the slick recipe site. It’s now available for download on Android, iPad and iPhone; if you’re a cautious downloader, check this demo first. The site now boasts more than 500,000 members and was a finalist for a 2012 Crunchie Award in Design–alongside Path and Pinterest.

Bro Down We’re not sure what we could add to make this more perfect: Thrillist has hired Gene Newman, Maxim‘s digital editorial director, to serve as general manager, overseeing all web and mobile content. Let’s hope the lad mags are paying attention, lest Thrillist drink their milkshake on the sly.  Read More