Jerry Yang

  • Yahoo cofounder Yang resigns; shares jump January 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc cofounder Jerry Yang has quit the Internet company he started in 1995, potentially appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for impeding efforts to revive the struggling Web company. Yang's abrupt departure comes two weeks after Yahoo appointed Scott Thompson as its new CEO, and after...
  • Yahoo cofounder urged to help oust chairman September 15, 2011

    San Francisco: A major Yahoo Inc. shareholder is recruiting company cofounder Jerry Yang to join a crusade to oust Chairman Roy Bostock amid the upheaval triggered by the recent firing of CEO Carol Bartz. The shareholder, hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, sought Yang's help in a letter sent Wednesday. The...
  • Perplexing puzzle: Can Yahoo's lustre be restored? September 8, 2011

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc. has gone through three different CEOs in five years. Whoever takes the helm now will face the same challenge: Solve one of the Internet's most perplexing puzzles. Why is a company that owns some of the world's most widely used online services unable to gain traction among...
  • Why would anyone want to be Yahoo's CEO? September 8, 2011

    New York: There are few surer ways for an executive to lose a good reputation than to be CEO of Yahoo Inc. Just ask Carol Bartz or Terry Semel. As the company searches for Bartz's replacement, its biggest obstacle is likely the track record of past CEOs after they moved under...
  • Carol Bartz replaces Jerry Yang as new Yahoo! CEO January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Carol Bartz, Autodesk's former executive chairman, has replaced Jerry Yang as Yahoo's Chief Executive Officer. Bartz, 60, spent 14 years as Autodesk's CEO before becoming executive chairman in 2006. During Bartz's leadership, Autodesk's share price rose by an annual average of nearly 20 per cent something which analysts...
  • Yahoo to name Bartz as new CEO WSJ January 14, 2009

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc plans to name former Autodesk Chief Executive Carol Bartz as the Internet network's next chief executive, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the situation. The offer would end Yahoo's twomonth search for a chief executive to succeed...
  • Yahoo! CEO set to quit, hunt on for successor November 18, 2008

    San Francisco: Jerry Yang, the chief executive of Yahoo Inc, will step down from his role as soon as the board finds a replacement for the Internet company, Yahoo said on Monday. Yahoo cofounder Yang, who took on the CEO role in June 2007 in an effort to turn the...