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Yahoo CEO accused of padding résumé, probe launched

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Yahoo is reportedly looking into claims that its new chief executive, Scott Thompson, padded his résumé by claiming to have had a computer science degree from Stonehill College. Thompson’s biography and Yahoo filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission had both declared Thompson had degrees in accounting and computer science,...
Yahoo CEO accused of padding résumé, probe launched

Hey Yahoos, Just How Angry Are You About Thompson's Fake CS Degree? (YHOO)

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How angry are Yahoo employees over Scott Thompson lying on his resume? Reports are: very. We're curious. Let us know: nicholas@businessinsider.com or 646 376 6014. We'll keep you anonymous. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Hey Yahoos, Just How Angry Are You About Thompson's Fake CS Degree? (YHOO)
Cooking The Books: Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s CS Degree “Error” Should Cost Him The Job

Scott Thompson Out at Yahoo

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Thompson. (Source: Yodel Anecdotal/Yahoo! Inc. via Wikipedia) Rebel Yahoo shareholder Daniel Loeb's campaign to upend the leadership at Silicon Valley's most troubled old-school Internet company has succeeded. In an exclusive, Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD that Scott Thompson is gone. Mr. Thompson's fudged resume was a keystone in the crisis that...
Scott Thompson Out at Yahoo
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How Did Phantom CS Degree Get on CEO's Bio in SEC Filings? Yahoo's Not Saying.

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Back in early 2008 when Scott Thompson got the job as president of eBay’s PayPal, the regulatory filing accurately listed his educational pedigree: “Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Stonehill College.” The eBay filings over the next several years — until he left the online commerce...
How Did Phantom CS Degree Get on CEO's Bio in SEC Filings? Yahoo's Not Saying.

Woman Who Interviewed Yahoo CEO: 'I Could Swear' He Said He Had A CS Degree

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Woman Who Interviewed Yahoo CEO: 'I Could Swear' He Said He Had A CS Degree Click here for updates.  Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Woman Who Interviewed Yahoo CEO: 'I Could Swear' He Said He Had A CS Degree

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

TechNation's Gunn Says She and Yahoo CEO Discussed Their CS Degrees Before 2009 Show (Video and Audio)

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Last week, I posted an audio recording of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, from a radio interview he did in early 2009, in which he did not deny he had a computer science degree when the host of the show stated it as a fact as a key part of...
TechNation's Gunn Says She and Yahoo CEO Discussed Their CS Degrees Before 2009 Show (Video and Audio)

Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)

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What's Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson got to say for himself? Not much. But he did have the nerve to address the troops and tell them to keep their heads down and stay "focused on our customers, our shareholders, our team and moving Yahoo! forward, fast." AllThingsD shared a copy of...
Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)

Sorry, But the Lesson of Instragram Is Not: Teach Yourself to Code and You Too Can Get $400 M.

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via flickr/PhotoGiddy The impulse to draw inspiration and meaning from a face-melting deal like Facebook's $1 billion bid for Instagram is only human. Otherwise, you're out at sea, drowning in headlines about how a 28-year-old made $400 million yesterday, a two-year-old photo app is worth more than The New York...
Sorry, But the Lesson of Instragram Is Not: Teach Yourself to Code and You Too Can Get $400 M.

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has No Formal Programming Training (FB)

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Kevin Systrom successfully sold Instagram to Facebook for $1 billion, but his background is in marketing, not engineering, as he explains on Quora.. While working in the marketing department at a company called Nextstop (which would ultimately be acquired by Facebook as well), Systrom spent his evenings learning how...
Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has No Formal Programming Training (FB)

SMOKING GUN? In Taped Interview, Yahoo CEO Talks About "The Most Important Things He Learned" Studying For His Made Up Comp Sci Degree Major (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is in trouble for saying he has a computer science degree when he does not. Yahoo has defended Thompson by saying the inclusion of a CS degree in his bio was an "inadvertent mistake." The problem with that is that Thompson has been including a CS...
SMOKING GUN? In Taped Interview, Yahoo CEO Talks About "The Most Important Things He Learned" Studying For His Made Up Comp Sci Degree Major (YHOO)

Do You Buy Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's Explanation For His False Bio? (YHOO)

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For years, Yahoo Scott Thompson's public bio said he had a degree in computer science which he does not actually have. Thompson is telling Yahoo employees this false information got into his bio thanks to a document put together by an executive placement firm that interviewed him for a job...
Do You Buy Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's Explanation For His False Bio? (YHOO)

Apps Have Got Your Back

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Who needs governments? The ongoing mobile/social/crowdsourcing trend(s) have led to a wealth of new community-based resources that support or supplant traditional civic and government services. Think Kickstarter instead of the NEA or Canada Council. Or consider the new Circle of 6 app, which is intended to help prevent violence before...
Apps Have Got Your Back

Exclusive: Yahoo Director in Charge of Botched CEO Vetting to Step Down From Board

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CSLie has claimed its first victim, although the mystery is still unsolved. Patti Hart — the Yahoo director in charge of the search that resulted in the hiring of Scott Thompson as its CEO, making her directly responsible for a clearly botched vetting of his academic record — will...
Exclusive: Yahoo Director in Charge of Botched CEO Vetting to Step Down From Board

MBAx.me Wants To Help Non-Technical Professionals Learn Key Technical Skills Online

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It’s not often that a guest post on TechCrunch turns into a startup Earlier this year, Googler Aditya Mahesh published a guest post on TechCrunch, which addressed what skills business students should take the time to learn before they start working in tech. As he writes, he wishes he...
MBAx.me Wants To Help Non-Technical Professionals Learn Key Technical Skills Online

What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site

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Porn is the new Tumblr. It seems that everyone with a CS degree and a little free time is trying to cash in (or at least dabble) in the world of online sexuality, a happenstance that I’d chalk up to the ubiquitousness of boobies online and the potential for perceived...
What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site

In 2009 Interview, Yahoo CEO Does Not Deny He Has a CS Degree and Calls Himself an "Engineer" (Audio)

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On March 25, 2009, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson — when he was then president of PayPal — appeared on the TechNation radio show to talk about the revival of the eBay payments unit. At the end of the largely charming show, interviewer Moira Gunn asked him a direct question...
In 2009 Interview, Yahoo CEO Does Not Deny He Has a CS Degree and Calls Himself an "Engineer" (Audio)

Fired Or Not, Yahoo CEO Thompson's Cred With Silicon Valley Engineers Is Shot (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson allowed Yahoo's board and before that, his previous employer, PayPal, to believe that he has a computer science degree, when in fact he does not. Now Yahoo's board is reviewing the deception. Thompson's lack of technical chops is not news to many in the Valley. We...
Fired Or Not, Yahoo CEO Thompson's Cred With Silicon Valley Engineers Is Shot (YHOO)

Here Are 3 CEOs Who Have Been Canned For Lying On Their Resumes

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Last week, it was revealed that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson does not, in fact, have a degree in Computer Science, as he says in his corporate bio. Now Thompson's fate hangs in the balance, with many people assuming he'll be gone by Monday. Why? Not because a 25-year old degree...
Here Are 3 CEOs Who Have Been Canned For Lying On Their Resumes
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