Yahoo! Co-Founder Steps Down [Headlines]

Yahoo! Co-Founder Steps Down [Headlines]
Innovation

Internet entrepreneur Jerry Yang moves on and puts the future of his former company in doubt.

Sam McNerney
  • 18 january 2012

Shares in Yahoo jumped more than 3pc to $16.48 in after-hours trading in New York after Mr Yang said that he would be leaving the company to pursue other interests. The departure of Mr Yang, who co-founded Yahoo with David Filo in Silicon Valley in 1995, comes less than a month after the company named former PayPal executive Scott Thompson as its chief executive. The Telegraph.

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