The reductions we're making are very hard, but they are also very necessary as we focus on the long-term health of our businessYahoo! layoffs begin amid larger questions Dec 11, 2008
This agreement will not only allow Yahoo! to put the distraction of the proxy contest behind us, it will allow the Company to continue pursuing its strategy of being the starting point for Internet users and a must buy for advertisersIcahn, Yahoo! reach agreement Jul 21, 2008
Your board takes seriously its obligation to examine all value-creating steps it could take and continues to actively examine many of these now, including a potential spinoff of our Asia assets and a return of cash to stockholdersYahoo moves to sell Asian subsidiary Jul 19, 2008
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.