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Yahoo Chairman to Step Down Former eBay COO takes over as interim chair

Almost a year after Yahoo appointed Fred Amoroso as chairman, the portal announced on Thursday that he has resigned the position and will step down from the board after his…

April 25, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

Mayer's Product Conundrum Yahoo's engineers haven't delivered what advertisers want

The Yahoo CEO job was never going to be easy. And as the initial excitement over the hiring of longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer wanes, the challenges facing the company…

July 19, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

Wall Street to Yahoo: Name Levinsohn CEO—Now 'Pick the guy that's in the seat already and let's get going.'

Yahoo’s board has been weighing who should replace Scott Thompson as permanent CEO. Ross Levinsohn—who has served as interim CEO since Thompson’s ouster—and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar are the frontrunners…

July 6, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

Fast Chat: Rich Riley Yahoo's Americas head talks post-Thompson strategy

Rich Riley recently stepped up to the post of Yahoo’s evp of Americas amid a larger company reorganization that placed the region’s media and advertising business under one umbrella. A…

May 24, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

Ross Levinsohn May Be Just the CEO Madison Ave.'s Been Waiting For Digital media execs optimistic about Yahoo

Score one for Team Media at Yahoo, which finally seems to have won the ad world's blessing with the interim appointment of Ross Levinsohn as CEO. While relieved that Yahoo might…

May 15, 2012, 6:39 AM EDT

Levinsohn to Replace Thompson as Yahoo CEO Company ends proxy fight, names Amoroso chairman

For most people, a resume helps land them a job. For Scott Thompson, it's what seems to have cost him his as CEO of Yahoo. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said…

May 13, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

Analysts: Fire Yahoo's Board, Not Thompson Résumé-gate just the latest in a string of poor judgment, say analysts

Yahoo's CEO résumé circus keeps getting more ridiculous. But the real joke is the company's beleaguered board of directors, say analysts. The Web portal announced on Tuesday (May 8) that it…

May 8, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

Portals Battle Activist Investors Yahoo, AOL activist investors call for board shake-ups

An embattled CEO like Yahoo’s Scott Thompson or AOL’s Tim Armstrong isn’t likely to welcome a proxy fight. But maybe they should. B. Riley analyst Sameet Sinha said proxy fights­—when…

April 23, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Yahoo Q1 Earnings Mask Company in Transition Positive numbers, but hard slog continues

To his credit, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson didn’t begin yesterday’s first-quarter earnings call with a taunt. The embattled executive has had a rough go of things in his first three…

April 18, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

Yahoo Lays Off 2,000 Employees New CEO Scott Thompson reduces beleaguered portal workforce by 14 percent

Yahoo has confirmed a report by AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher published Tuesday that the company would begin laying off roughly 2,000 employees today (April 4). The company's recently installed CEO Scott Thompson…

April 4, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT