Time is nearing-up on a decision for Yahoo’s new CEO; it is expected that the company will decide by next week. Reports suggest that someone from outside the company will take up the post. WSJ source states that Carol Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk is a nominee, whereas Yahoo President Sue Decker, an insider, could also take up the post. To recall our readers, on November 17 Yahoo announced that (current) CEO Jerry Yang would step down, as and when a replacement is found. Yang is going to play his role as Chief Yahoo and on grab a place in the board of directors.
The fact that tech companies are all over CES’s open-opportunity to show off big plans and new technologies is being fully justified – as we learnt that Yahoo unveiled a list of partners that it hopes will help carry forward its Web TV plan with. The joint effort is going to bring Internet and television together for good, and is being done in a bid to connect with consumers.
Microsoft has finally struck five years deal with Verizon. Now the search engine of Microsoft will be available as default on Verizon Wireless cell phones. According to Reuters, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg revealed the deal with Microsoft at a Citigroup conference. On the other hand the software giant’s CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil the deal in is keynote which will mostly focus on the new Windows 7.
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The site integrates three search providers, Yahoo, Google and Live into the search results. I see the site as a content discovery site as well as a place to connect to people discussing interesting topics.
We see hundreds on Job portals these days. But here is an interesting one. Ryan Kuder, a ex-Yahoo along with Jonathan Tarud (a non Yahoo) has launched Purple People Collective, a website aiming to help ex-yahoo employees to find suitable jobs based on their skills.
But you may think, what has it to do with Yahoo, its THE COLOR, as we all know purple is the color of Yahoo and PPC is colored “bleeding purple”.
Yahoo isn’t just cutting out employees but its acquired services as well. Earlier it just pulled down shutters on Jumpcut and now it pushed Kickstart into the pit too. The site had been launched to help connect college and university students as well as professionals. But the idea sound unnecessary as the web already had the two categories ruled by LinkedIn and Facebook. And Yahoo upon realizing that has thrown it into web cemetery.