Yahoo’s VP Of Search Consumer Products, Cornett Leaves

One of the most familiar faces left at Yahoo, that is until today, was Larry Cornett. Larry was the vice president of search consumer products at Yahoo. He has always lead Yahoo in their search advancements over the course of the past 4 years.

Today he announced he is moving on. We knew Yahoo began mass search layoffs again, so I am not sure if this was Larry leaving or being asked to leave. I always imagined he be involved in the user experience as Bing began powering Yahoo Search.

He said he launched his own consulting business named Brilliant Forge. The new consulting firm will put him in a position to offer “advisory services to other startups and more-established companies,” he said.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Yahoo: Business Issues | Yahoo: Employees

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  • http://www.JiansNet.com briteguy

    I heard the open source guy Doug Cutting who programmed the lucene search library, used to work at Yahoo and left.

    I think with the current Yahoo CEO, she has the least interest in search engines. She is probably more focusing on making Yahoo a portal site.

    Too bad Google taking more marketing share given Yahoo’s less focus on search. I think in the future, rather than Yahoo or Bing to compete with Google, niche search engines will be better at taking market share away from Google. That’s the direction I am going into, building niche search engines like http://www.simpledealsearch.com to compete with Google in a smaller scale.

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