Today, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories.” The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news.
In another big shake up of powerful tech executives, Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, is out. AllThingsD is reporting that Sinofsky is leaving amidst "growing tension between Sinofsky and other top executives". He was once seen as the heir apparent at Microsoft, someone who could …
Carol Bartz confirmed she's been fired from her position as CEO of Yahoo over the phone (how cold). The short announcement was sent to Yahoo employees via email from her iPad:
Gilbert Gottfried, a pretty foulmouthed comedian and tasteless twitterer, was the voice of the Aflac Duck. You know, the duck that obnoxiously screeches AFFFLAAAACCKKK to sell insurance. Not anymore though, Aflac has fired Gottfried for posting dumb and insensitive tweets regarding Japan. He reportedly tweeted: