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Today's e-Reads: Is Yahoo Ready to Go Shopping?

September 26, 2012

Recent moves from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer suggest she may give investors what they want: a new focus on acquisitions and investment, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Yahoo's new CFO is set to earn $18 million in total compensation over the next four years.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was elected chairman of the board of the century-old tech firm, ZDNet reports.

Cisco CEO John Chambers identified some of the candidates to succeed him when he retires from the Internet equipment firm in two to four years, Bloomberg reports.

Don't look for Google's maps to return to the iPhone any time soon, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schdmit told the Wall Street Journal.

Barnes & Noble upped the ante in the tablet wars with the release of new versions of its Nook tablets, the Associated Press reports.

As California moved to legalize the testing of self-driving cars on state roads, Google co-founder Sergey Brin predicted that the vehicles, which the Internet firm is pioneering, will be available to consumers within five years, Computerworld reports.

CNET reports on some of the environmental problems associated with mining for rare-earth minerals, which are key elements in iPhones and other tech devices.

The Wall Street Journal reports that iPhones and other smart phones are blowing a hole in family budgets.

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