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.

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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald