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Yahoo Ex-CEO: I Have Cancer

Illness linked to decision to step down

(Newser) - In a surprise revelation, former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has told board members and colleagues that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Thompson stepped down as CEO after it was discovered that he did not have a college degree in computer science, as... More »

Yahoo CEO Quitting: Report

Scott Thompson is out over faked resume: AllThingsD

(Newser) - Creative resume writing is not paying off for embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who is about to step down from the tech giant's helm, reports Kara Swisher in an exclusive for AllThingsD . He'll likely be replaced by Yahoo's global media chief, Ross Levinsohn, who presumably has a... More »

Yahoo Board Probes CEO's Fake Résumé Debacle

Scott Thompson apologizes; director in charge of vetting to step down

(Newser) - Yahoo’s board is investigating the mess surrounding CEO Scott Thompson’s inflated résumé , and is hiring a law firm to oversee the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports. After shareholder Third Point LLC discovered Thompson has only an accounting degree, rather than a degree in computer science and... More »

Yahoo CEO Accused of Inflating Resume

Scott Thompson doesn't have computer science degree, shareholder discovers

(Newser) - Activist Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb appears to have vetted CEO Scott Thompson more carefully than the company's board did. In his bio and regulatory filings, Thompson claimed to have a double degree in computer science and accounting from Stonehill College, but his only degree is in accounting, Loeb discovered.... More »

Yahoo Lays Off 2K Workers

Moves were expected amidst flat growth

(Newser) - Yahoo is slashing 2,000 jobs, or about 14% of its workforce, the company announced today, in a long-expected cost-cutting move. The cuts will hit every department in the company, and sources tell the Wall Street Journal that yet more cost reduction measures are in the works, as Yahoo continues... More »

Yahoo Poised to Lay Off Thousands

New CEO Scott Thompson plans major restructuring, sources say

(Newser) - Yahoo's new CEO is planning a major shake-up of the business that's expected to involve thousands of layoffs, sources tell All Things Digital . Scott Thompson, who has been pushing for quick changes since taking charge early this year , is eyeing big cuts in Yahoo's large products organization,... More »

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 »

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