Yahoo! co-founder Yang resigns

Yahoo! co-founder Yang resigns

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang Tuesday resigned his positions with the Sunnyvale, Calif., company, saying it's time to pursue other interests.
Yahoo! may soon have bidders at its door

Yahoo! may soon have bidders at its door

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Microsoft Corp. is reviving its pursuit of search engine Yahoo! Inc., this time with partners, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

Yahoo! names Bartz as new CEO

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. said Carol Bartz, the former chief executive officer of California software company Autodesk, will take over its reins from Jerry Yang.
Yahoo! layoffs begin amid larger questions

Yahoo! layoffs begin amid larger questions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- California tech giant Yahoo! Inc. began layoffs this week, amid rumors of a potential new chief executive officer candidate.

U.S. markets close up Tuesday

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes closed up after a sluggish morning Tuesday, in spite of weak housing reports.
Yahoo! CEO announces resignation

Yahoo! CEO announces resignation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Office Jerry Yang will resign after the Internet company he co-founded finds his replacement, the company said.
Ballmer: Microsoft will not pursue Yahoo!

Ballmer: Microsoft will not pursue Yahoo!

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Friday the company was not interested in pursuing California Internet search firm Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo moves to sell Asian subsidiary

Yahoo moves to sell Asian subsidiary

TOKYO, July 19 (UPI) -- Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive says he's considering selling the Internet search engine's stake in its Japan-based subsidiary.

Yahoo! and Google reach ad deal

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. said it reached a non-exclusive agreement with California Internet giant Google Inc. to run Google ads alongside its own search engine results.

Internet question hangs over Microsoft

REDMOND, Wash., May 5 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp.'s decision to walk away from a pursuit of Yahoo! Inc. leaves the Redmond, Wash., company with a basic gap in its future, analysts said Monday.
Microsoft gives up bid for Yahoo

Microsoft gives up bid for Yahoo

SEATTLE, May 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. announced it is giving up its bid to buy Yahoo! Inc. after a Saturday meeting in Seattle between top executives of the two companies.
Microsoft and Yahoo! start merger talks

Microsoft and Yahoo! start merger talks

REDMOND, Wash., May 2 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. has increased its purchase offer for Yahoo! Inc., pulling the California search engine giant into formal negotiations, a source said Friday.

Yahoo!'s Yang begins in-house PR campaign

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc's Chief Executive Jerry Yang countered the public relations punch the company will likely face from Microsoft Corp, it was reported Friday.

Google reacts negatively on Yahoo! bid

MOUNTVIEW, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Google Inc. has initiated a campaign to prevent -- or at least slow -- a possible merger between Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc., a report Monday said.

Yahoo! expected to announce job cuts

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet search-engine Yahoo! Inc., refocusing as it faces a tighter budget for 2008, is expected to cut workers in some areas and hire in others.
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Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang, co-founder and chief Yahoo, unveils Yahoo's new free email for Cingular on the new Apple iPhone, at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, California on January 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Aaron Kehoe)

Jerry Yang (traditional Chinese: 楊致遠; simplified Chinese: 杨致远; pinyin: Yáng Zhìyuǎn; born November 6, 1968) is a Chinese American entrepreneur and the co-founder, former CEO (or as he called himself, the Chief Yahoo) of Yahoo! Inc.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan on November 6, 1968, Yang moved to San Jose, California at the age of eight, with his mother and brother. His father died when Yang was two. He claimed that despite his mother being an English teacher, he only knew one English word (shoe) on his arrival. Mastering the English language in three years, he was placed into an AP English class.

Yang graduated from Sierramont Middle School, and Piedmont Hills High School, then went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

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