Business technology briefs for April 30, 2013

Technology news briefs: April 30, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Yahoo to produce Web series

A Web series about a 4-inch-tall crime fighter created by “The Office” star Ed Helms is coming to Yahoo. The website announced the series Monday night in a presentation to advertisers in New York. The show is called “Tiny Commando” and stars Helms, “Chuck” actor Zachary Levi and “Community” actress Gillian Jacobs. Following in Netflix's footsteps, Yahoo will release all episodes at once this fall. Yahoo also unveiled two other new series, one starring John Stamos and the other starring Cheryl Hines. Yahoo also announced it's partnering with the WWE to make the Web portal an online hub for professional wrestling videos. Yahoo will produce a 30-minute preshow to the WWE's “Monday Night Raw” and distribute two weekly wrestling series.

Facebook official stepping down

Facebook says that venture capitalist Jim Breyer won't seek re-election to its board of directors. Facebook Inc. said Friday that Breyer, partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners, will stay on until the company's annual meeting on June 11. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook has eight other board members, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. In an emailed statement, Breyer said that after over eight years of board service, he's stepping aside in light of other responsibilities, including his recent election to the Harvard University Corp. board. According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week, Breyer also isn't seeking re-election to the board of retailer Walmart Stores Inc.

From Staff and Wire Reports