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— Yahoo: Salim Ismail, chairman of Confabb.com, a directory of conferences, and co-founder of PubSub, confirmed that he’s joining Yahoo. “At Yahoo, I’ll be running the Brickhouse, the program spearheaded and created by Caterina Fake, inside Bradley Horowitz’s Advanced Development Division,” that is launching products like Yahoo Pipes, an interactive feed aggregator, he wrote.
— NBCU: David Blair Epstein has been promoted to VP-digital strategy at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. In addition to continuing his current duties as the online site leader for Access Hollywood, Epstein now will focus most of his daily responsibilities towards expanding all digital endeavors for NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution’s online properties. He continues to report to Betsy Bergman, VP of marketing for the division. Release
— FMP: We’ve learned that online industry vet Neil Chase is leaving the New York Times, where his jobs over the last two years included deputy editor, NYTimes.com and editor of continuous news, to join Federated Media Publishing as VP with responsibility for recruiting and supporting authors. Before the NYT, Chase was managing editor of CBS MarketWatch.com.