MySpace Hires Away Another Yahoo Exec (NWS, YHOO)

The Yahoo exodus continues. Valeh Vakili, director of U.S. sales operations for Yahoo, is leaving the company to join News Corp.’s MySpace, as SVP of sales and strategy and operations, CNET reports. At Yahoo, Vakili was in charge of integrating the sales teams whenever Yahoo acquired another company, and at MySpace, she’ll be in charge of the account management team.

This is the third exec that MySpace got from Yahoo since July, when they hired Manu Thapar, former head of engineering, and Tish Whitcraft, who came on to MySpace as SVP of customer care.

See Also:
Yahoo About To Overpay For AOL?
Yes, Yahoo Cuts Coming. How Many?
Chernin: MySpace Ad Sales ‘Above Where We Expected It To Be’ 

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at