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Exclusive: Yahoo's Communications Products Head Jason Titus Departs

In what many sources at Yahoo characterize as a blow, Jason Titus (pictured here)–who heads all communications products for the Silicon Valley Internet portal, including its powerful Yahoo Mail and Messenger–is leaving the company soon.

Titus, who has been at Yahoo (YHOO) since 2004, was reportedly considered a key exec by CEO Carol Bartz in her attempts to revive the company.

Yahoo confirmed the move when BoomTown asked for comment.

Sources said Titus wants to take time off and has no plans to move to another company.

Michael Curtis, a close and well-regarded colleague of Titus, will take over as interim head until a replacement is found.

Here is a video of Titus talking email in a 2008 O’Reilly Social Graph Foo Camp video:


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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