Yahoo Replaces CEO; Founder Jerry Yang Back In Seat; Decker Is President

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This is a huge surprise, even though we knew it was imminent … Jerry Yang, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) co-founder and long-time board member, as Chief Executive Officer. Terry Semel, current Yahoo Chairman and CEO, will assume the position of non-executive Chairman and serve as an advisor, while also working closely with the Board. The board also named Susan Decker, formerly EVP and Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group, as President of the company. Release.

In Yang’s post on Yodel Anecdotal titled “My New Job,” he thanks Semel, writing that today “marks the close of a great chapter in my life with Terry Semel as my partner.” Why Decker as president? “In addition to knowing this company inside and out, Sue has incredible talents, leadership abilities, a fierce focus on winning, and intense dedication to this company and its people. I look forward to teaming more closely with her as we pursue our joint vision.”

What vision? Yang has an answer for that, too: “A Yahoo! that executes with speed, clarity and discipline. A Yahoo! that increases its focus on differentiating its products and investing in creativity and innovation. A Yahoo! that better monetizes its audience. A Yahoo! whose great talent is galvanized to address its challenges. And a Yahoo! that is better focused on what

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MSN and Yahoo will have their day against google I think, really the technolgy for developing good search reults in google relies onj only one or two key factors.

lingerie

Yahoo is the most trafficked site on the internet at the moment, dont dismiss them totally. The will be back.

Kantoormeubilair

Here in Belgium almost nobody uses Yahoo: The rankings do simply not show the best on top, but Google does. I think the rankings of Google are simply the best and Yahoo will never be able to compete against Google.

Natie

I keep on wondering why Yahoo hasn't been sold. The offer from Microsoft was very huge but still they don't accept. Obvisously this CEO isn't satisfied with money.

Corel Draw

I still feel microsoft will buy over yahoo soon or later, they are just waiting for a good deal.

Web Designer

I fully concur. Yahoo is lightyears behind Google. And Microsoft is lightyears behind Yahoo. But that's a whole different story…

merde

Yahoo need some new blood for them to grow, but yahoo remain poor while Same beside Google.

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Per the license cement of friendship on the photos which you are using, proper attribution is required for you to be wicked to legally use them. Please slash them blurt out “Jeremy Johnstone @ Yahoo!” or agreeing. I would appreciate a compatibility heads up as cleverly (via Flickr is fine) in what periodever you use my photos in the in view.

Alfred

Very interesting and beautiful site. It is a lot of ful information. Thanks. Yahoo the BEST SE IN THE WORLD!

Mandy

Jerry now step down, it is Decker that is replacing him and he is currently the president! How he (Jerry) is suppose to turn yahoo around when ihe is in the back seat? Guess Decker will now do a better jon then him and he seems more dynamic.

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I think the key gadget for Yahoo is narrowing gap, indistinct, bottleneck. they seem to be missing the boat on so clutter adventures its makes the people upstairs look like some biparous tier chum. Focus and get person of renown right and aim wizard that. Their efforts on Panama be forced be tripled seeing that thats a bully natural gift kitty maker.

James Burt

Yahoo need some new blood for them to grow. By putting decker as the president, they hope he is able to take yahoo into greater heights. Look what have steve jobs done to apple!

Jeremy Johnstone

Per the license agreement on the photos which you are using, proper attribution is required for you to be able to legally use them. Please have them reflect "Jeremy Johnstone @ Yahoo!" or equivalent. I would appreciate a courtesy heads up as well (via Flickr is fine) when you use my photos in the future.

Mark

So what if he is experienced enough, let him do it. At the moment Yahoo is 2nd after google. They could do a lot more to increse their market share. Time will tell…

Dave

I think the key thing for Yahoo is focus, focus, focus. they seem to be missing the boat on so many things its makes them look like some second tier company. Focus and get something right and lead from that. Their efforts on Panama should be tripled since thats a great potential money maker.

Talib Morgan

Say what you want. I'm surprised that they picked Jerry to run the company. He obviously knows the company better than just about anyone, but with his having been there during the "rough times" I would have thought that they'd go for someone who brought a fresher perspective. That being said, I'm a huge fan of Yahoo and am looking for more greatness from them.

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