Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson was forced to step down from the tech firm this week after it was revealed he had lied on his resume, claiming a computer science bachelor’s degree he doesn’t actually possess. Now sources close to the former CEO have revealed that he is about to undergo treatment for cancer. According [...]Show More Summary
Before Scott Thompson resigned as Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive last weekend, he reportedly told the company's board of directors and several other colleagues that he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
This morning we learned that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has thyroid cancer. The good news: thyroid cancer is, according to About.com, " one of the least deadly and most survivable cancers." It has a 5-year survivability rate of 97%. Point is: It's not the kind of cancer you quit over. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
When Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson was revealed to have a Computer Science degree on his bio that he hadn't actually earned, many people quickly assumed he was a liar. And when Thompson's PR minions at Yahoo ludicrously tried to dismiss the...Show More Summary
THR Staff The executive resigned Sunday amid controversy over the fake computer science degree on his resume. read more
Some things going on this morning: Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) are up 31 cents, or 2%, at $15.50 after the company Sunday announced its CEO, Scott Thompson resigned after a brouhaha involving his resume, and said it will appoint three new directors nominated by hedge fund Third Point LLC, which kicked off Resumegate. Mr. Thompson [...]
Good morning! Here's the news: Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned from the company over the weekend following his resume scandal. Thompson reportedly told Yahoo's board of directors that he was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer,Show More Summary
Yahoo will claim that the departure of its now former CEO Scott Thompson is due to cause, superficially citing the inaccurate information on his resume, Kara Swisher at AllThingsD reports. Swisher cites several unnamed sources who suggest...Show More Summary
As our own resolute expert Matt Klassen reported on May 8, Yahoo sprawled headlong into a sticky situation when it was revealed that CEO Scott Thompson “doctored” his resume. It turned out that he claimed an undergraduate degree that he didn’t actually have. Fast-forward a few days later and it looks like Thompson has been shown [...]
Shareholder pressure forces executive to stand down after claims of faked qualifications One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:14 ON Mon 14 May 2012 YAHOO chief executive Scott Thompson, hired from PayPal just four months ago to turn around...Show More Summary
In a surprise revelation, former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has told board members and colleagues that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. Thompson stepped down as CEO after it was discovered that he did not have a college degree in computer science, as...
Scott Thompson, who resigned his weekend as chief executive of Yahoo, reportedly disclosed to the company’s board of directors and several colleagues last week that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The news was reported this evening by the …
To most, it was a matter of when. The "if" possibilities were sealed when word broke that former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had incorrect information on educational history. Now, we wait to see the flurry of "resume padding" memes pop up in the more »
Over the weekend, Yahoo!'s embattled CEO Scott Thompson finally did the honorable thing and stood down. Ex-President of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media division, Ross Levinsohn, has been named interim Chief Executive Officer. Hedge...Show More Summary
Just weeks after discovering its new CEO Scott Thompson falsely claimed a computer science degree on his resume, the Internet giant?s board of directors has decided to fire its headman and even oust some of its own. The decision, while not altogether a shock, has sent ripples through Wall Street as investors wonder how the shakeup might affect future earnings.
It's official. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out. Full release here ------ Yahoo! Names Fred Amoroso Chairman and Appoints Ross Levinsohn Interim CEO May 13, 2012 Board Announces Settlement with Third Point LLC SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Yahoo! Inc. Show More Summary
As the world once again starts analyzing Yahoo's myriad woes after Sunday morning's ouster of embattled CEO Scott Thompson, I'm left wondering if its investment in Hadoop didn't aid in the company's demise, even if it's a way down the long list of Yahoo's mistakes.
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson leaves company; Ross Levinsohn takes over on interim basis (Michael J. de la Merced & Evelyn M. Rusli/The New York Times)
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson will reportedly step down from his position at the company Monday in the wake of a scandal involving his credentials fo…
It’s official: Thompson’s four month reign is over, following the disclosure that he misrepresented his bachelors’ degree. He “has left the Company,” Yahoo says — and the board has a deal with Third Point CEO Daniel Loeb, who has abandoned...Show More Summary