John Paczkowski

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Jerry Yang: Yahoo's $2 Billion Man

We believe Yang’s departure will be viewed positively by investors as there was lingering distrust following the aborted Microsoft takeover. Most importantly, we believe the CEO chosen to replace Yang will likely reveal whether the company intends to continue to try to compete on its own or look for an acquirer.”

— Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster

In the end, Jerry Yang’s decision to step down as Yahoo’s CEO was the best thing he’s ever done for the company. With Yang’s tenure at an end, Yahoo’s stock is finally beginning to recover from a nasty and overlong tailspin. Yahoo (YHOO) rose over 14 percent in early trading today.

So, after a troubled 17-month tenure marked by failed mergers, shareholder acrimony and investor outrage, Yang was finally able to do right by the company he helped found.

He added nearly $2 billion to its market cap by surrendering the CEO reins.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik