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Changes Wall St Hostile Takeover Artist Daniel Loeb Has Made At Yahoo
With his leveraged buyout and the power of unethically acquired capital Daniel Loeb and his
henchmen have taken over Yahoo and have accelerated negative change in 2013.
Wall St takeover of Yahoo in 2011 and 2012 has meant censorship,promotion of war, sensationalist tabloid journalism,
promotion of hunting and meat, a decline in free Yahoo email services Some on Yahoo groups are told
their group is 'invalid'. Some are unable to add
new contacts to their email lists. Phone support has declined. Email clients have been informed of a 25 minute wait.
Yahoo help online has also declined.
Under Loeb's thumb:
1 Yahoo now requires a privacy busting inclusion of mobile phone number for new accounts.
2 Yahoo has now partnered with Zionist Sergei Brin who with the CIA developed Google illegally using public tax money and
3 Stanford University computers and is actively promoting Facebook, started by fellow Zionist and the world's most aggressive dataminer, Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook
inflates its members, including a Facebook member with 5 accounts as 1 member, e.g.
4 Yahoo has begun more aggressively to censor Muslim news.
5 Yahoo has been putting animal flesh ads on vegan sites, soft porn ads on feminist sites.
6 Yahoo has ended easy phone support for email password help. Waits of 25 minutes or more have occurred.
7 Yaho0 has ended emailing the company for Yahoo Group problems.
8 Yahoo has put leftist political messages in the Spam folder of Yahoo Groups
9 Yahoo has increasingly censored peace, environment, abolition, animal rights and other postings.
10 Yahoo has labeled longexisting Yahoo groups hostilely. Some are called 'invalid group'. Others have the label
'group does not exist'. Still others have been deleted entirely.
11 Yahoo has violated the contract it made with Egroups it made when it bought Egroups.
12 Yahoo has war promoting news items now as well as features of the sleazily dressed.
Board of Directors.. most new since the Wall St takeover of Wall St in 2012.. 2 of 10 or only 20% are women.. no African Americans are represented. Now Yahoo appears to be censoring Wall St news along
with other news.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/05/yahoo-deniel-loeb-jerry-yang_n_ Daniel Loeb successfully
kicked out cofounder Jerry Yang.
http://yhoo.client.shareholder.com/directors.cfm See also:
Mr. Amoroso resigned recently under pressure.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, American Express Company
Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HVF, LLC
(a data mining history)
Mr. Levchin has served as a member of our board since December 2012. Mr. Levchin is currently an investor in and adviser to emerging technology companies. Since January 2012, Mr. Levchin has been Chairman and CEO of HVF, LLC, a start-up lab focused on solving big problems and improving lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Google, Inc., an Internet search company, from August 2010 to August 2011. Prior to Google, Mr. Levchin was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Slide, Inc., a developer of social applications and social games, from January 2005 to August 2010, when it was acquired by Google. Prior to founding Slide, Mr. Levchin was Chief Technology Officer and a director at PayPal from March 2000 to December 2002, when it was acquired by eBay. Mr. Levchin co-founded Confinity Inc. in December 1998, and served as the Chief Technology Officer and a director through March 2000, when Confinity merged with X.com and became PayPal. Mr. Levchin founded NetMeridian Software, a developer of early Internet applications, in January 1996, and served as Chief Executive Officer from January 1996 to December 1998. Mr. Levchin also serves as chairman of the boards of Yelp Inc. and Kaggle Inc., and as a director of Evernote Corporation.
Chief Executive Officer, Tribune Company
owned by Sam Zell, billionaire promoter of US wars
Mr. Liguori has served as a member of our Board since April 2012. Since January 2013, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and director of Tribune Company, a multimedia company with businesses in publishing, digital, and broadcasting. Mr. Liguori served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., the leading non-fiction media company in the world, through 2011. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and President of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Co. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of FX Networks, NewsCorp's flagship entertainment cable network. In this role, he was primarily responsible for overseeing the business and programming operations for FX and the Fox Movie Channel. Before joining FX Networks, he served in a series of positions with Home Box Office, Inc., including as Vice President of Consumer Marketing, where he was responsible for marketing efforts supporting the HBO brand and HBO original movies, and as Senior Vice President of Marketing at HBO's Home Video Division. He began his career in the advertising industry, where he held positions at Ogilvy & Mather as an account supervisor for Unilever and Saatchi & Saatchi as an account executive for Procter & Gamble. He currently also serves on the board of MGM Holdings Inc.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Third Point LLC
Mr. Loeb has served as a member of our Board since May 2012. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Third Point LLC, an investment management firm founded in 1995. In 1994, prior to founding Third Point LLC, Mr. Loeb was Vice President of high yield sales at Citigroup, and from 1991 to 1993, he was Senior Vice President in the distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co. Mr. Loeb began his career as an Associate in private equity at E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co. in 1984. From June 2006 until June 2007, Mr. Loeb was a member of the board of directors of Massey Energy Company (now known as Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc.). From March 2007 until November 2007, Mr. Loeb was a member of the board of directors of Pogo Producing Company. He is a Trustee of the United States Olympic Foundation, Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Manhattan Institute, Prep for Prep, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Third Way, a political think tank. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Enterprise Institute's National Council, the Brookings Institute and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Member of the Transactions Committee
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Yahoo! Inc.
Marissa Mayer was named Yahoo! CEO, President and Director in July 2012.
Prior to Yahoo! Marissa Mayer was Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google where she oversaw product management, engineering, design and strategy for the company's suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile.
During her 13 years at Google, Marissa held numerous positions, including engineer, designer, product manager, and executive, and launched more than 100 well-known features and products. She played an instrumental role in Google search, leading the product management effort for more than 10 years, a period during which Google Search grew from a few hundred thousand to well over a billion searches per day. Marissa led the development of some of Google's most successful services including image, book and product search, toolbar, and iGoogle, and defined such pivotal products as Google News and Gmail. She is listed as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.
Prior to joining Google, Marissa worked at the UBS research lab in Zurich, Switzerland and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a M.S. in Computer Science. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. While at Stanford, she taught computer programming to more than 3000 students and received the Centennial Teaching and Forsythe Awards for her contributions to undergraduate education. In 2008, the Illinois Institute of Technology awarded her an honorary doctorate of engineering.
Marissa serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is also on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IAC/InterActiveCorp
Mr. McInerney served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp from January 2005 to March 2012. From January 2003 through December 2005, Mr. McInerney was chief executive officer of IAC's Retailing sector. Prior to that time, Mr. McInerney served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ticketmaster (prior to it becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC in January 2003) and its predecessor company, Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. In these roles, he was responsible for all financial operations including SEC reporting, planning and budgeting, financial analysis and shareholder relations, and tax. He also worked closely with the business development team on strategic planning and acquisitions. Mr. McInerney also was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley for eleven years, advising a wide variety of public companies across several industries on restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other capital raising activities. He also serves on the boards of HSN, Inc. and Interval Leisure Group, Inc.
Member of the Audit and Finance Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Maynard Webb Jr.
Founder, Webb Investment Network
Chairman of the Board, LiveOps, Inc.
Mr. Webb has been a member of our board since February 2012. Mr. Webb has served as chairman of the board of LiveOps, Inc., a provider of cloud contact center solutions, since December 2008 and as its chief executive officer from December 2006 to July 2011. From June 2002 to August 2006, Mr. Webb served as chief operating officer of eBay, Inc., an online global marketplace, and from August 1999 to June 2002, he served as president of eBay Technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Webb was the senior vice president and chief information officer at Gateway, Inc., a computer manufacturer, and vice president and chief information officer at Bay Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of computer networking products. Mr. Webb is also currently a director of salesforce.com, inc. Mr. Webb also founded Webb Investment Network, a seed-stage venture capital firm, in June 2010. Mr. Webb was previously a director on several public company boards including Gartner, Inc., Niku Corp., Extensity, Inc., and Hyperion Solutions Corp. In addition, Mr. Webb has been a director of several private company boards including Peribit Networks, Inc., AdMob, Inc., and Baynote, Inc.
Member of the Audit and Finance Committee
Chairman of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MAEVA Group, LLC
Mr. Wilson has served as a member of our Board since May 2012. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MAEVA Group, LLC, a turnaround and restructuring boutique, which he founded in early 2011. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Advisor on the President's Automotive Task Force from March 2009 to August 2009, and he was a Partner at Silver Point Capital, a credit oriented investment fund, where he joined as a Senior Analyst in May 2003 and served until August 2008. Mr. Wilson was the Republican nominee for the office of New York State Comptroller in 2010. He also serves on the Boards of Visteon Corporation and YRC Worldwide, Inc.
Member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee
Chairman of the Transactions Committee
Chief Executive Officer and President, Activate Strategy, Inc.
Mr. Wolf has served as a member of our Board since May 2012. He is Chief Executive Officer and President of Activate Strategy, Inc., a strategy and technology consulting firm specialized in media, technology and entertainment. Mr. Wolf has held this position since March 2007. Previously, Mr. Wolf served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks, Inc., a television and interactive media company, from October 2005 until February 2007. He joined MTV Networks from McKinsey & Co., where he was a Senior Director and Global Leader of the firm's Media, Entertainment and Information Practice from 2001 to 2005. Previously, he was a Senior Partner, member of the board of directors, member of the firm's executive management team, and leader of the Media and Entertainment Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. which he joined in 1989. Since February 2008, he has been a director of Entercom Communications Corporation.