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Apple Grabs Yahoo Exec in Charge of Shine, Women's Lifestyles and Health Content

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Jessica Jensen, the Yahoo exec in charge of its flagship Shine women’s site, as well as its lifestyles and health content businesses, has left the Silicon Valley Internet giant, the company confirmed. Sources said Jensen is taking a job at Apple, working for former Yahoo and Adobe advertising exec...
Apple Grabs Yahoo Exec in Charge of Shine, Women's Lifestyles and Health Content

Mayer Brings Back Ex-Yahoo Rossiter to Lead Platforms (Memo Time!)

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According to an internal memo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has brought back Jay Rossiter, who left the company under the regime of Scott Thompson, to lead its platforms effort “focusing on the tools and technology supporting our externally facing products.” The move also take back a huge swath of...
Mayer Brings Back Ex-Yahoo Rossiter to Lead Platforms (Memo Time!)
It's Official: Michael Barrett Talks About New Job as Yahoo Ad Czar

Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo’s massive round of layoffs tomorrow — which is likely to impact up to 2,000 employees — is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that will hit the storied Silicon Valley Internet giant in the company over the months to come....
Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

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Big moves in the Internet PR biz, as Yahoo grabs Amanda Pires from eBay’s PayPal unit and Twitter snatches Google communications exec Gabriel Stricker. Pires, who is currently senior director of communications and brand at PayPal, worked with new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson for many years when he ran the...
Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

One Week of Mayer at Yahoo: Whither Ross? New Old Yahoos? More Search? Product Side "Elated!"

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Good gracious what a difference a week makes — at Yahoo, at least. With the installation of former Googler Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant bought itself a boatload of attention for the bold choice and another tanker full of champagne dreams that...
One Week of Mayer at Yahoo: Whither Ross? New Old Yahoos? More Search? Product Side "Elated!"

Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: It's Ring-Kissing Time for Ross at Yahoo's All-Hands Meeting

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At today’s all-hands meeting for Yahoo employees — in the wake of the dramatic ouster of its former CEO Scott Thompson — what pop culture icon did new interim CEO Ross Levinson use to loosen up the crowd? Why a little Al Pacino from “The Godfather,” of course —...
Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: It's Ring-Kissing Time for Ross at Yahoo's All-Hands Meeting

In the Vault: Former Yahoo Exec Hilary Schneider Set to Join IPO-Bound LifeLock

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According to sources, former top Yahoo exec Hilary Schneider will be named president of LifeLock, which offers theft and fraud protection services to individual consumers and businesses. The move — which is set to be announced soon, said sources — is an interesting one on a lot of levels....
In the Vault: Former Yahoo Exec Hilary Schneider Set to Join IPO-Bound LifeLock

Stern Named Head of New Strategery Role at Yahoo

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Longtime Yahoo exec Raymond Stern (pictured here) — who seems to have fit into a lot of management reorgs in his short time at the Silicon Valley Internet giant — has been named to a new role at the company as SVP of strategy, corporate development and new ventures....
Stern Named Head of New Strategery Role at Yahoo

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

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I got ahold of parts of the fourth quarter 2011 investor letter that the New York-based Third Point hedge fund — which is prepping proxy fight with Yahoo — is sending out tomorrow. (The Wall Street Journal did a short post after it had reviewed excerpts of the letter,...
Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

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Luke Beatty, the founder of Associated Content, has been named managing director of TechStars’ Boulder, Colo. program. Beatty, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at the start-up accelerator, had previously been a top-level content exec at Yahoo before leaving in April. The Associated Content unit had been bought...
Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

Yahoo's Board Will "Review" Resume Discrepancy of CEO

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Yahoo just released a statement that its board will “review” today’s disclosure that the bio of its CEO Scott Thompson contained an error related to his educational achievements and make “appropriate disclosure” about what happened. On both the Web site and in the regulatory filings of the Silicon Valley Internet...
Yahoo's Board Will "Review" Resume Discrepancy of CEO

Telling Employees He's Not "Walked the Talk," Cisco's John Chambers Leans In on Women in the Workplace Issue

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As most of the free world knows by now — from the ubiquitous media coverage that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her new book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” has gotten of late — there are some nagging issues of women in the workplace. That...
Telling Employees He's Not "Walked the Talk," Cisco's John Chambers Leans In on Women in the Workplace Issue

As Fantasy Football Servers Fumble on Game Day, Yahoo Rolls Out More Homepage Tests Ahead of December Launch

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Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer is continuing her tweaking of the critical homepage of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. New “bucket tests” of various iterations rolling out today to small sets of users across the service, as the company zeros in on launching it widely in the December 7...
As Fantasy Football Servers Fumble on Game Day, Yahoo Rolls Out More Homepage Tests Ahead of December Launch

Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

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On Friday, Third Point’s Dan Loeb — the activist shareholder who is waging an ever nasty proxy battle against Yahoo — said in a letter regarding the inexplicable errors in the resume of its CEO Scott Thompson that he would take “further action” if he did not get answers....
Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

Yahoo Executive Jacqueline Reses Joins Alibaba Group's Board of Directors

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Yahoo executive Jacqueline Reses is joining Alibaba Group’s board of directors, a move that strengthens the already close bond between the Silicon Valley Internet giant and China’s largest e-commerce company. Reses was hired by Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer in September as executive vice president of people and development. She leads...
Yahoo Executive Jacqueline Reses Joins Alibaba Group's Board of Directors

Buffett Comments on Trust Issues in Yahoo CEO BioGate: "You've Got a Problem"

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Activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point just got an unlikely and powerful ally in his fight against Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson: Berkshire Hathaway’s famed Warren Buffett. In an interview on CNBC this morning, he said about the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s excuse that the addition of a false...
Buffett Comments on Trust Issues in Yahoo CEO BioGate: "You've Got a Problem"

CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

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At a Morgan Stanley investment conference today, the affable Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman put in an appearance to talk about life at Yahoo since he got there last fall. Unfortunately, he said almost nothing new in an onstage interview and, more importantly, did not address the hot-button controversy around...
CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

Yahoo Stock's Dead Cat Bounce After Splashy CEO Pick -- and Here Are the Slides Explaining Why

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Let’s begin by saying it is not new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s fault that the stock of the company has done a whole lot of nothing since the announcement of her appointment Monday. After all, she just arrived. But despite a lot of huzzahs from Wall Street over the...
Yahoo Stock's Dead Cat Bounce After Splashy CEO Pick -- and Here Are the Slides Explaining Why

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is considering joining the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose products include the Jambox speaker and the Up personal fitness wristband, according to sources close to the situation. Mayer has been talking to the San Francisco-based company about becoming a director since...
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board

Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

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One of Yahoo’s biggest long-term investors, Capital Research and Management, which owns more than 10 percent of the company in two different funds, is leaning toward voting for the slate proposed by activist shareholder Daniel Loeb of Third Point, in the wake of the controversy around the botched bio...
Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

Yahoo and Alibaba Officially Shake on $7 Billion Stock Sale Deal

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As AllThingsD.com reported several days ago they would, Yahoo and Alibaba Group have finally officially agreed to a deal for the Silicon Valley Internet giant to sell back half its stake in the Chinese Web company in a $7 billion deal. The taxable share sale agreement, which has been...
Yahoo and Alibaba Officially Shake on $7 Billion Stock Sale Deal
MobileMobileMobile: Yahoo Eyes Hipster Teen-Founded Summly News App

Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

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As I noted in a piece last week about the departure of Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma for a new job at Disney, the Silicon Valley Internet giant is likely to see a lot more execs unhappy with the new regime of CEO Marissa Mayer take off after annual...
Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

Can Yahoo's Busy New Board All Row in One Direction?

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Here’s the good news: The nearly new board of Yahoo is chock full of experienced and active operators from a variety of backgrounds that are critical to the future of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. And the bad news? The nearly new board of Yahoo is chock full of...
Can Yahoo's Busy New Board All Row in One Direction?

Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

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At a human resources conference yesterday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer finally commented on the massive controversy generated after the Silicon Valley Internet company decided to end its work-from-home offering to its employees. News of the change came in February after AllThingsD.com published a hopelessly awkward memo on the new...
Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

Exclusive: Yahoo Board Hires Spencer Stuart for CEO Search

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Yahoo’s board has hired Spencer Stuart in yet another CEO search, although sources close to the company said that interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is the prime candidate for the position at this point. “It’s Ross’ to lose,” said one person close to the situation. Levinsohn was appointed to the...
Exclusive: Yahoo Board Hires Spencer Stuart for CEO Search

Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

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A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings. He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is called an “inadvertent error.” Except...
Yahoo's Response on Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"

Amid Worries About Strategery, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Tries to Soothe the Savaged Troops (Memo Time!)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who has developed a tough-talk reputation within Yahoo of late, went all sweet — well, less crabby, I guess — the day after the layoffs in which 2,000 employees were fired. After dressing down top execs the night before the cuts by telling them the...
Amid Worries About Strategery, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Tries to Soothe the Savaged Troops (Memo Time!)
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