Normally, Yahoo news breaks on AllThingsD. And normally, it’s reported by Kara Swisher, the site’s executive editor.
But today, the company announced a new CEO, Google VP Marissa Mayer, and the news did not break on AllThingsD, and the eventual story there was not written by Kara Swisher.
This was intentional, a source close to Yahoo’s board tells us.
This source says the board “found the source of the leaks” to Swisher.
“They were within management, [and] this was handled entirely by the board. We kept the senior management out the processes.”