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Yahoo Loses Another CEO (Not Marissa Mayer) Yahoo Loses Another CEO (Not Marissa Mayer)

Earlier this month, long-time Googler Marissa Mayer assumed the role of Yahoo CEO, a position that many thought would go to Ross Levinsohn, who took over as interim CEO following the departure of Scott Thompson earlier this year. Levinsohn is …

It Looks Like Yahoo Has Found Its CEO It Looks Like Yahoo Has Found Its CEO
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First of all, there’s no official word yet, but it does look like Yahoo may have found its new CEO: current interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Yesterday, it was reported that Yahoo had narrowed its search for a CEO down to …

Yahoo’s Reconditioned Board will Reconvene Next Week Yahoo’s Reconditioned Board will Reconvene Next Week

Yahoo and their board of directors have been through a lot lately. Most recently they have lost their CEO, Scott Thompson after a brutal proxy battle with activist shareholder Dan Loeb. They have also lost Pati Hart, co-founder Jerry Yang, …

Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO

Yahoo is ready to start searching for a new CEO. As you may recall, Scott Thompson resigned after a rather lengthy proxy battle with activist investor Dan Loeb a his investment firm, Third Point. The surprising climax of that battle …

Yahoo CEO Faces More Legal Troubles Yahoo CEO Faces More Legal Troubles

Ross Levinsohn, interim CEO of Yahoo, is facing more than just the continuing patent struggle with Facebook in terms of lawsuits. According to TechCrunch, This week could see a decision in a case that has Levinsohn as the defendant. The …

Yahoo Elects New Leadership as Thompson Steps Down Yahoo Elects New Leadership as Thompson Steps Down
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As I reported earlier today, Scott Thompson has decided to step down at Yahoo as CEO citing recently discovered health problems as the main reason. Some may say it comes at very convenient time as he was actively trying to …

Yahoo CEO Resigns and Third Point Wins Proxy Battle Yahoo CEO Resigns and Third Point Wins Proxy Battle
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Last week was a tough one at Yahoo. It started early in the week with CEO Scott Thompson trying to sidestep direct accusations that he purposefully introduced false academic credentials that showed he held a computer science degree. Claiming that …

Buzz Names Ross Levinsohn As New Yahoo Exec

A man with a very interesting history when it comes to social media and tech investments may soon be brought in to replace a high-ranking exec at Yahoo.  Rumor has it Hilary Schneider, EVP, Americas Region will step aside in order to make room for Ross Levinsohn.

Remember Levinsohn?  He used to work for Fox Interactive Media, and is credited with making the then-smart decision to purchase MySpace.  Plus, more recently, he’s been involved with some venture funds, perhaps gaining exposure to important up-and-coming companies.

Widgets’ Wild Ride

"Widget" is one of those words that your humble author may never be able to get past.  Like the name or not, though, the pesky-sounding things are here to stay.

They do, to be fair, go by a number of other designations – outside of social networks, Google Desktop Gadgets is what they’re called at one major company, and Google Desktop Gadgets have been at the center of several recent promotions.