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Free Tacos and Job Applications Outside Yahoo Headquarters Today

Today was the rumored layoff date for 1,500 Yahoo employees. While packing up desk accessories, these recruitable folks probably weren't in the best of moods, but at least they'll have free tacos awaiting them outside the Sunnyvale, California offices. And more important, long-term at least, job applications. Video chat startup TokBox (which raised $10 million in August) will be feeding the laid-off today, in an attempt to also fill five jobs. The odds of getting a taco and a job aren't good, but the odds of getting a taco alone are.... More

Whole Foods Exec Makes Fake Posts on Yahoo Boards

The Wall Street Journal revealed last night that Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey had been using a pseudonym to rave about his company while sometimes blasting rival Wild Oats Market: For about eight years until last August, the company confirms, Mr. Mackey posted numerous messages on Yahoo Finance stock forums as Rahodeb. It's an anagram of Deborah, Mr. Mackey's wife's name. Rahodeb cheered Whole Foods' financial results, trumpeted his gains on the stock and bashed Wild Oats. Rahodeb even defended Mr. Mackey's haircut when another user poked fun at a photo in the annual report. "I like Mackey's haircut," Rahodeb said. "I think he looks cute!"... More

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