Top network exec leaving Yahoo

Jeff Weiner, who runs much of Yahoo's search and many other core products, is leaving the company, CNET News.com has confirmed.

Jeff Weiner, executive vice president of Yahoo's Network Division
Jeff Weiner, executive vice president of Yahoo's Network division Stephen Shankland/CNET News.com

Jeff Weiner, executive vice president of Yahoo's Network division and leader of many of the company's core products, is leaving the company, CNET News.com has confirmed.

A source familiar with the executive's plans said he is departing, a move reported earlier Thursday by Kara Swisher at AllThingsD.

Swisher also said Weiner will become an entrepreneur in residence at two venture capital firms, Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, neither of which immediately responded to requests for comment.

Weiner joined the company in 2001 during the reign of former Chief Executive Terry Semel, who left last year and was replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang. Weiner was in charge of a multitude of products, including Web search, news, finance, and the Yahoo front page.

Yahoo declined to comment for this report.

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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