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雅虎CEO巴茨被电话解雇 雅虎CFO暂接任

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小编摘要:雅虎CEO卡罗尔·巴茨(Carol Bartz)向全体员工发送了电子邮件,称自己已被董事会解雇。雅虎首席财务官(CFO)蒂姆·莫斯(Tim Morse)已被任命为该公司临时CEO。

导读:雅虎CEO卡罗尔·巴茨(Carol Bartz)向全体员工发送了电子邮件,称自己已被董事会解雇。雅虎首席财务官(CFO)蒂姆·莫斯(Tim Morse)已被任命为该公司临时CEO。自巴茨2009年1月上任以来,雅虎股价一直表现疲软,并且在与谷歌和其他科技公司的竞争中表现不佳,还与大股东阿里巴巴的关系下滑。2009年,雅虎与微软达成协议,将搜索业务外包给微软。巴茨的离职表明雅虎仍处于困境中。

 Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by stagnation and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba.

Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse will step in as interim CEO, and the company will search for a permanent leader to spearhead a battle in online advertising and content with rivals Google Inc and Facebook.

Shares in Yahoo jumped 6 percent in after-hours trading to $13.7 after closing at $12.90 on the Nasdaq. They are scarcely higher than where they were when Bartz first took the reins in January 2009 with hopes of reviving stalled growth and competing with up-and-coming rivals.

On Tuesday, her efforts were abruptly halted after Bostock called with the bad news.

"I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo's Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward," the outspoken CEO said in a two-sentence email to employees obtained by Reuters.

The turn of events surprised few Wall Street observers who had tracked a rising torrent of criticism and watched revenue growth falter and sputter out.

Some analysts said Bartz's departure signaled the company had run out of options after failing to dominate the advertising and content markets and handing over its search operations to Microsoft Corp.

That partnership, under which Microsoft handles search for Yahoo's websites and keeps a portion of ad revenue, appears to favor the software company at Yahoo's expense.

STRATEGIC REVIEW

Yahoo is still one of the most popular destinations on the Internet but faces increasing competition from social networking service Facebook and from Google, which has a market value of $170 billion, 10 times more than Yahoo.

Yahoo said a new executive leadership council would help Morse in managing day-to-day operations as well as supporting "a comprehensive strategic review" to position the company for growth.

The decision to oust Bartz was reached by an unanimous vote of Yahoo's eight independent directors late last week, according to a person close to the company. Bartz, and co-founder Jerry Yang, who are also on the board, did not participate in the vote, the person said.

Yahoo has not hired investment banking advisors, but was likely to meet with various firms in the coming weeks, according to the person close to the company.

"It's hard to say what direction they are going to head. What is the next step for Yahoo? They went down the road of search, they went down the road of media, becoming a content company, they went down the road of advertising," said YCMNet Advisors CEO Michael Yoshikami.

"I'm not sure where they go right now. One wonders if this means that they might be ripe for a takeover."

At least three private equity firms had reached out to at least one media firm to gauge acquisition interest two weeks ago, said a second source with direct knowledge of the approaches who declined to be identified because the talks were preliminary.

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2011-09-08 11:18 编辑:claudiaenglish
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