Yahoo Loses (Or Ousts) CIO But Levinsohn Mitigates

AllThingsD, which has been reporting nearly every executive-level departure at Yahoo for the past two years, now says that CIO Michael Kirwan is leaving. Was he forced out or did he voluntarily leave? How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know.

The Yahoo executive changes since the original, unsuccessful takeover attempt by Microsoft more than two years ago have been nothing short of a soap opera and provided hours of fun for the snarkmeisters of Techmeme who love to comment sarcastically about Yahoo and its “inability to [fill in the blank].”

Yahoo’s recent hire of Ross Levinsohn as the new Executive Vice President of Americas should mitigate and muffle some of the criticism of Yahoo however. A definite “A-lister” Levinsohn’s hire took the sting out of the announced departure of Hilary Schneider.

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