His Division Savaged By Layoffs, Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Appears To Be Out

blake irving

Yahoo product boss Blake Irving is out, a source close to Yahoo tells us.

This source says Irving has not been at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters this whole week, including yesterday, when 2,000 people were let go – many of them from Irving’s product workforce.

This source says the layoffs moved product people and engineers away from a central “product” org and closer to the business lines they support.

A Yahoo press representative says: “We haven’t made any announcements about executive changes. Just the layoff announcement from yesterday. 

Irving was hired two years ago. He is a Microsoft veteran.

Irving has been contacted multiple companies looking to hire him, Kara Swisher reported the other day.

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 research.businessinsider.com.au.

Tagged In

sai-us yahoo!