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Flickr Founders Fake & Butterfield Latest To Leave Yahoo
Yahoo feels like a nation that
won its independence
only to see all its leaders immediately flee the country. The latest
emigrants: Flickr cofounders Caterina
Fake and Stewart Butterfield. Their departure is unlikely to stall
Flickr, but it gives a terrible impression of Yahoo as a company in further
broke the news of the departures.
Valleywag has Butterfield’s resignation letter, where he alludes to
Yahoo being a company that had expanded beyond its core "tin" production to
the degree he felt "my ability to contribute has dwindled to near-nothing."
Aside from Yahoo’s woes, the departures might also be due to the co-founders
coming to the end of a deal with Yahoo, as Thomas Hawk
It’s difficult to know how seriously Butterfield means what he says in
the letter. If it’s really that Yahoo has expanded too much — well, Flickr
was one of those expansions. A good one, of course — and one Yahoo backed to
the degree of
shutting down Yahoo Photos last year.
Yahoo Loses Jeff
Weiner But Probably Won’t Replace Him from us covers the departure of
high-profile search czar Jeffrey Weiner last week. Our
Employees archives detail many other departures.
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