Another drab quarter makes it plain: the only thing keeping the wolves from starting to bay for change is Yahoo's ownership position in Alibaba.
Restoring the fortunes of the pioneering Internet company takes a lot more than ejecting a high-profile executive. The rank and file, too, are key to Yahoo's fate.
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The Yahoo co-founder is interested in a deal with private equity firms, according to Reuters, though talks have only been informal to this point.
The move comes two weeks after Yahoo hired Scott Thompson as chief executive. Yang praised that hire and said only that it was time to move on.
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Hedge fund Third Point cites Jerry Yang's "ineptitude in dealing with the Microsoft negotiations to purchase the company in 2008" and says fund is against a "sweetheart" deal that would sell Yahoo to private equity firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
update In memo obtained by Silicon Alley Insider, Yang appears to confirm what many people have been reporting for a while. And interim CEO Tim Morse provides a follow-up in a second e-mail.
On the heels of getting dumped by Google, Yahoo's CEO says "the best thing for Microsoft to do is to buy Yahoo."
The Yahoo CEO, hit hard in recent months by a tepid economy and a failed takeover bid from Microsoft, now has to deal with the dissolution of its hyped (but controversial) search ad deal with Google.