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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work