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Yahoo! replaces CEO Carol Bartz

Digital media giant Yahoo! Inc. says its board has removed Carol Bartz from her role as Chief Executive Officer.

Timothy Morse, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed interim CEO. In addition, an Executive Leadership Council has been set up to provide management support until a permanent chief executive is appointed.

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Podcast - 7th September 2011

This week's podcast includes news of several new products announced at IFA 2011. In addition, we hear about reorganisations planned by Everything Everywhere, Yahoo! and Telefonica.

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Google Maps, Yahoo Weather and Facebook are UK's favourite mobile apps

The GSMA and comScore have just released data showing how UK mobile consumers use mobile applications. The data has been collected in partnership with mobile networks and is the latest in the GSMA Mobile Media Metrics series of reports.

Overall, almost 8.8 million UK mobile phone owners - 40% of the UK's mobile internet users - accessed an app that connected to the internet during April 2011.

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App discovery gets smarter

Mark Bridge writes:

I've written previously about the changes happening to mobile application stores. Last week I was talking to Todd Levy about the family-friendly application store he's planning to launch. He explained how BloomWorlds would be curated to provide trusted reviews that weren't skewed by the app developers themselves.

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MediaTek deal means Yahoo services will be built into feature phones

Chip maker MediaTek has announced a partnership with Yahoo! that'll see Yahoo! services embedded in MediaTek's mobile platform solutions.

It means that Yahoo! Messenger, News, Finance, Weather, Mail and Flickr can all be pre-loaded on new smartphones and feature phones.

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