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Microsoft Hires Its Sixth Yahoo Exec (In Just Over Six Months)

The steady flow of executives leaving Sunnyvale for Redmond may have started up once again. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) said Monday that it had hired Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) executive Kevin Timmons (pictured) to head up its data center services organization. Timmons was the vice president of operations at Yahoo, where he led the build-out of the company’s data centers and infrastructure. He had previously served as director of operations at GeoCities, which Yahoo announced it would shut down in April.

Timmons is the second data center operations executive to recently leave Yahoo for Microsoft. Earlier this year, Microsoft hired away Dayne Sampson, Yahoo