At a time when people should be decorating their offices in a festive manner, it seems that a large number of Yahoo employees will instead have to carry away their belongings in cardboard boxes. Multiple sources indicate that Yahoo intends to conduct another round of layoffs in December.
Google India’s HR managers may be in for a hectic time. Days after Google announced $1,000 bonuses and ten percent raises for all the company’s workers, a high-ranking employee has committed to hiring at least 200 engineers in the country.
Yahoo’s ad sales in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada may soon take off. That’s the idea, at least, as Yahoo announced this afternoon that it’s hired Wayne Powers, a Time Inc. Media Group exec, to act as Senior Vice President,…
The next time you drink, eat, or maybe buy new furniture in the company of a Googler, consider letting him or her pick up the tab. Leaked info indicates that everyone at Google will get at least a 10 percent…
For the sake of its image, if nothing else, Yahoo would no doubt like to slow or stop the constant flow of departing employees. But it looks like the stream is as steady as ever, with an especially central person – the company’s CIO – leaving this week.
One mitigating factor: Michael Kirwan didn’t spend an especially long time at Yahoo, with his stint just starting in July of last year.
Politicians who don’t use Twitter may soon receive a visit from Adam Sharp. Sharp announced this afternoon that he’s been hired by Twitter to represent the company in Washington, D.C.
We first discussed this position when Twitter put up a job posting in early June, and it doesn’t look like the role’s changed much since. Sharp’s duties should involve promoting Twitter more than shaping government policy to favor it or anything like that.
A change in leadership will soon take place at the site Google bought for $1.65 billion. While speaking at a conference in Ireland, YouTube cofounder and CEO Chad Hurley announced that he’ll step down and assume an advisory role.
Hurley was the last of YouTube’s cofounders to have close ties to the organization, and it’s not every day that a CEO operating at this level gives up his position, which makes the change significant. In all honesty, though, this development may not be as exciting as it sounds.
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.
Susan Wojcicki is an important figure in Google’s history for all sorts of reasons, which we’ll run through in a moment. But it looks like she’ll play an important role in its future, too, as word has come that Wojcicki was named a senior vice president yesterday.
A little background info: Wojcicki is the person who rented her garage to Larry and Sergey when they were in the process of founding Google. She later became Google employee number 18, and managed to create everything from Google Doodles to AdSense over the years.