Kara Swisher

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New Yahoo CEO’s $27M Pay Package for 2012 = Lotsa Lettuce

Here’s the deal for new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who left a job running eBay’s PayPal:

Annual pay: $1 million.

Bonus (if he’s very, very good): $2 million.

Bonus (even if he’s not): $500,000

Stock grant: $11 million.

One-time inducement grant: $5 million.

Make-whole cash bonus: $1.5 million

Make-whole restricted stock units: $6.5 million.

Shareholder horror if it doesn’t work this time: Priceless!

Oh, just read it for yourself:

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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