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Yahoo CFO Blake Jorgensen Out as Bartz Starts Reorg

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Time to start “getting our house in order,” Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz declared today.

One of the first steps: Sweeping out CFO Blake Jorgensen.

Here’s the two-sentence update Yahoo filed with the SEC this morning explaining the move:

“On February 26, 2009, Yahoo! Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Blake Jorgensen, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will be leaving the Company. The Company has initiated a search for a new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jorgensen will remain with the Company as its Chief Financial Officer through a transition period.”

Jorgensen, you may recall, was the Yahoo (YHOO) executive who was signaling the company’s interest in a Microsoft (MSFT) search deal just yesterday.


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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