Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg Almost Blew Up Yahoo’s Purchase of Tumblr

The departure of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was neither “planned nor as smooth as portrayed.” How befitting of the company.

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Sad for him. (Photo: Giant Bomb)

The departure of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was neither “planned nor as smooth as portrayed.” How befitting of the company. [AllThingsD]

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Amazon (AMZN) Web Services went down for an hour Sunday and crippled Vine, Instagram and AirBnB. [GigaOM]

This unauthorized biography of Yahoo! CEO Marissa mayer sheds more light on the Tumblr purchase. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg left David Karp a voicemail that almost curtailed the deal. [Business Insider]

Netflix wants to remind you again that its ratings are irrelevant, dammit. [LA Times]

Of course Google (GOOGL) is designing “self-driving robo taxis” because not even Uber is safe from the search giant’s impending world takeover. [CNet]

Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg Almost Blew Up Yahoo’s Purchase of Tumblr