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

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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.

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