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Former Yahoo Marketing Head Joins Skype as CMO

Former Yahoo marketing head Elisa Steele, who left that company in December, is joining Skype as its new chief marketing officer. Steele, who worked at Yahoo under former CEO Carol Bartz, will become CMO of the Internet communications company, as well as a corporate VP at Microsoft.

Steele will report directly to Skype President Tony Bates and will oversee Skype’s global brand for the unit, which is owned by the software giant.

Before Yahoo, Steele has previously worked at NetApp and Sun Microsystems, also in marketing roles.


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