Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has a daunting to-do list and his first mission may be convincing people he's the right guy for the job. Just because investors and Yahoo observers may be happy to see Terry Semel go doesn't mean Yang is the right person for the job despite his "conviction and enthusiasm.
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This morning I moderated the debate between Andrew McAfee and Thomas Davenport on the merits of Enterprise 2.0 (watch the video of the debate).
The inevitable happened: Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has stepped down as CEO.Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder, will become CEO.
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has been under fire lately for under-performance and being overpaid. Today gave the CEO reins to Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, and assumed the role of nonexecutive Chairman.
Google Checkout is gaining among e-commerce Web sites, but the largest retailers remain wary because they fear sharing data with Google, according to a survey by Cowen & Co. Cowen surveyed the top 200 e-commerce Web sites and found that alternative payment platforms are catching on.
Accenture plans to invest $250 million in its technology consulting business. And why not?
On today's podcast:Apple reveals new iPhone battery information.Microsoft launches new IPTV platform.
Google's YouTube added a tool called Remixer that allows you to combine video, photos and music into a big mashup. YouTube posted the update and said the following:If you've ever uploaded from your cell phone, wished for an easy way to add titles and transitions, or just wanted to remix your own videos, Remixer is a great place to play.
Apple is executing a well-known strategy when it comes to the iPhone: Under promise over deliver (UPOD). Apple said in a statement today that the iPhone's battery life will have 8 hours of talk time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback and 24 hours of audio.
Microsoft updates its Internet Protocol television (IPTV) platform named Mediaroom in its latest volley into the television market. But what's most notable here is that Microsoft is aiming for Mediaroom to be an "ingredient brand.