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One Bone-Head Mistake From A Former CEO Yahoo CEO Cost The Company $54 Billion (YHOO, BABA)

Here's a painful reminder for Yahoo shareholders. In 2012, then-CEO Scott Thompson agreed to sell 20% of its stake in Alibaba. At the time, Alibaba was a private company with a ~$30 billion valuation. Today, Alibaba is a public company valued at ~$300 billion. Show More Summary

ShopRunner CEO Scott Thompson Joins Board of Lead-Gen Startup Radius

Scott Thompson, the CEO of ShopRunner and one-time CEO of Yahoo, has joined the board of directors of Radius, a startup that helps salespeople build targeted lists of prospective small-business customers. Radius started off as Fwix, an aggregator of so-called "hyperlocal content," and has raised more than $30 million from BlueRun Ventures, Comcast Ventures and American Express.

Whither Liberal Arts?

Ben Thompson thought something was off in yesterday’s Apple event. I don’t agree with his take, but it’s an interesting view. No doubt though, whether you think it’s for better or worse, Apple is a different company without Scott Forstall and it shows. ?

Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Invests In U.S. E-Commerce Startup Run By Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, which is preparing for an initial public offering in Hong Kong, has bought a minority stake in online shopping company ShopRunner, the Financial Times reported on Friday....Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer Details Her 3 Goals for Yahoo: More Users, Bigger International Reach And Broader Demographics

Considering the long-standing struggles of Yahoo as a business, its board of directors battles, and Scott Thompson's "ResumeGate", Yahoo (and its investors) have been in sore need of some good news. When beloved Google exec Marissa Mayer...Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer Is Considering Firing Thousands Of Yahoo Employees (YHOO)

After two months on the job, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer finally updated employees on her turnaround plan for the company last week. One thing she did not mention: layoffs, which had been central to former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's plan. Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When We Got On The Phone With Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson (YHOO)

Scott Thompson is the former Yahoo CEO who lost his job because he was fighting a proxy war with hedge fund manager Dan Loeb. Loeb's key to victory was discovering that Thompson's official bio listed a computer science degree that Thompson did not actually have. Show More Summary

Former Yahoo! CEO, Scott Thompson, joins Kabbage board

Former Yahoo Inc. CEO Scott Thompson has landed on the board of online financial services provider Kabbage Inc. Atlanta-based Kabbage recently raised $30 million in venture capital and is plotting an international expansion, buoyed by...Show More Summary

Former Yahoo CEO And PayPal President Scott Thompson Joins Data-Focused Merchant Lender Kabbage’s Board

Kabbage, which provides working capital to online merchants, is announcing that Scott Thompson, CEO of ShopRunner, former President of PayPal, and former Yahoo CEO is joining its board of directors. Considering Thompson's experienceShow More Summary

Hey, Marissa, Where Are Those Pink Slips?

4 years agoTechnology : Pando Daily

We are roughly eight weeks into Marissa Mayer's tenure as Yahoo's new CEO. And in most cases, she seems to be doing the opposite of what Scott Thompson did. That's a plus. But I keep waiting for the big headline that will show Mayer is serious about turning Yahoo around: Yahoo to Lay Off Thousands. Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer’s First 30 Days

During the regrettable 5-month reign of Scott Thompson, Yahoos rarely saw him on campus. Contrary to her predecessor, Marissa Mayer is often spotted in the cafeteria and at FYI (happy hours) every Friday when execs showcase their products. On my last visit to Yahoo at end of July, it was as if a dark cloud had been lifted. Show More Summary

After Conquering Yahoo, Dan Loeb Wrote A Victory Letter To His Investors – We Have A Copy (YHOO)

Way back in the first quarter, hedge fund manager Dan Loeb bought a huge stake in Yahoo, and then launched a proxy war on its board. Eventually, Loeb targeted Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, and got him booted from the company for misstating...Show More Summary

Why I Just Hired Scott Thompson, The Yahoo CEO Caught Lying On His Resume (YHOO)

On May 13, Yahoo's board announced that it had parted ways with CEO Scott Thompson. In an announcement, Thompson said he was leaving Yahoo due to his health, but everyone knew the real reason. During the course of a proxy war with one...Show More Summary

With Marissa Mayer In Place, Yahoo’s Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn Officially Leaves The Company

After Scott Thompson's unceremonious departure from Yahoo's CEO spot earlier this year, Ross Levinsohn took over as the company's interim chief executive -- and for a while there, he was widely expected to eventually be named Yahoo's...Show More Summary

CVTrust wants to make it so you can’t lie about your education on your resume

It happened to former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, it’s happened to thousands of other professionals and it’ll happen again.  Lying about Embellishing your resume is never a good idea, and as time goes on,...

Here's A Closer At Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's New Company, ShopRunner (EBAY)

What's the deal with ShopRunner, the company that just hired former PayPal boss and Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson as its chief executive officer? Just under two years ago, eBay bought GSI Commerce, a company founded by entrepreneur Michael Rubin which runs e-commerce websites for bricks-and-mortar retailers like Foot Locker and Toys R Us. Show More Summary

Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson lands new gig

4 years agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Thompson left Yahoo in May after it emerged that his resume inaccurately ascribed him a degree in computer science

Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Has A New Job (And A New Bio)! (YHOO)

Scott Thompson just got a new job: CEO of ShopRunner. Thompson is the Ex-Yahoo CEO who lost his job a couple months ago because, in his corporate bio, he claimed to have a computer science degree which he did not have. ShopRunner includes...Show More Summary

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