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Yahoo Hires PayPal Prez as CEO

Scott Thompson will slide into hole left by the fired Carol Bartz

(Newser) - Yahoo fired Carol Bartz over the phone —no word on whether it made the offer to its new CEO in the same manner. PayPal President Scott Thompson has been selected to take the reins of the troubled Internet company, which has been without a permanent CEO since Bartz was... More »

Good Luck Finding a New CEO, Yahoo

The job has been something of a career death trap: Analysis

(Newser) - Yahoo’s dismissal of Carol Bartz has left Peter Lauria of Reuters with a question: “Why would anyone want to be Yahoo’s CEO?” The place has become a career death trap, with past CEOs like Bartz, Jerry Yang, and Terry Semel emerging with bruised reputations. “They are... More »

Yahoo's Ex-CEO: They 'F--ked Me Over'

The Times asks if Carol Bartz is being too blunt

(Newser) - Carol Bartz is not beating around the bushes when it comes to her dismissal from Yahoo . “These people fucked me over,” she told Fortune Tuesday, in her first interview since the ouster. Bartz says that when she made a scheduled call to Chairman Roy Bostock, he began reading... More »

Yahoo Fires CEO Carol Bartz ... Over the Phone

She's gone after 30 months of disappointing results

(Newser) - Yahoo's high-profile CEO is gone, and it doesn't sound like a happy split. "I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board," Carol Bartz wrote in a company email today, according to... More »

Yahoo Laying Off 700 Workers

Products division slashing workforce

(Newser) - Some 5% of Yahoo's workforce will get bad news just in time for the holidays. The company, seeking to cut costs amid lackluster growth, will lay off as many as 700 employees today, sources tell AP . Most of the layoffs will occur in its US products division, although there may... More »

10 Worst-Managed Companies of 2010

Yahoo, Boeing are new entries

(Newser) - has its least favorite companies listed on its site. It has two new additions and many returning losers. New to its list of the most egregiously poor performers is Yahoo. Both Yang and Bartz are dissed equally. Then there's Boeing—making the F grade for the so far... More »

Top 25 Highest-Paid Women

Fortune ranks corporate hotshots

(Newser) - Which female executives are taking home the most cash? Fortune ranks the top 25 corporate bigwigs based on 2009 compensation. Here's the top of the list:
  1. Carol Bartz, Yahoo; president and CEO: $47.2 million.
  2. Safra Catz, Oracle; president: $36.4 million.
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Yahoo CEO to Tech Blogger: 'F*** Off'

Carol Bartz tangles with Michael Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt

(Newser) - Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, never one to mince words, turned up at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today and wound up telling TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington to "fuck off." The famously potty-mouthed exec didn't like the line of questioning the blogger was pursuing, and she reminded him that he's... More »

Female Execs Few, but They Out-Earn the Boys

Overall, women still earn less than men

(Newser) - America's top businesswomen are making top dollar, finds Bloomberg . Sixteen women heading companies in the S&P 500 Index averaged payouts of $14.2 million last year. That's 43% more than the male average. Carol Bartz of Yahoo and Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft led the way, pulling in $47.2... More »

Yahoo Posts $303M Loss, Beats Estimates

(Newser) - Yahoo Inc. stumbled to a fourth-quarter loss of $303 million, but the Internet company withstood the recession better than analysts had expected. Yahoo's loss—officially wrapping up the Jerry Yang era—translated into 22 cents per share, compared with a profit of 15 cents per share in the prior year,... More »

Years of Search and Destroy Get Microsoft Back to Yahoo

New Yahoo CEO opens door for search deal, another shot to catch Google

(Newser) - A new CEO at Yahoo has many speculating Microsoft will renew its bid for Yahoo’s Web-search unit, the Wall Street Journal reports. But Microsoft’s quest isn’t a mere attempt to better compete with Google in the $12.3 billion paid-search market; it’s the rectification of years... More »

Yahoo to Name Software Exec Its New CEO

Bartz, of Autodesk, will succeed Yang, sources say

(Newser) - Yahoo will soon name Carol Bartz as its new CEO after a two-month search for a successor to Jerry Yang, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 60-year-old Bartz served as CEO of Autodesk Inc from 1992 to 2006, and still serves as the company’s executive chairman. She’s also... More »

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