The news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about having a computer science degree is now four days old. Neither Yahoo nor Thompson have denied that this happened or have presented any sort of story that mitigates the damage. And as of today Thompson still has his job.
I understand that it’s been a long while since Yahoo was able to hold its head high in Silicon Valley. It seems like yesterday, but the company has been ridiculed since early 2008 when they absolutely bungled the Microsoft acquisition attempt. For shareholders, employees and users, it’s been all downhill from there.
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