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We heard about this two weeks ago, right after the Google-YouTube deal, that some ex-Yahoo employees who had joined prior to the merger woul…

We heard about this two weeks ago, right after the Google-YouTube deal, that some ex-Yahoo employees who had joined prior to the merger would be leaving, mainly because of Yahoo-Google competitive issues…Apparently Yahoo threatened litigation on noncompetes if these ex-Yahoos were part of the company when sold to Google. At that time we assumed that may include YouTube CFO, Gideon Yu, who joined from Yahoo in Sept, but he is still at the company.
Now AdAge picks up those rumors and runs with it…though in this case it is restricted to sales people: the two employees who left were Tony Nethercutt, VP-sales, and his East Cost lieutenant, John White, but it is not clear whether they managed to depart with a cut of the big sale.

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  1. I thought Non competes were illegal in california.

  2. might be that Yahoo is a sour grape since it lost out on the Youtube bid

  3. yeah could be

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