Yahoo Retreats from Hollywood (Valleywag)

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Two years after he left, the ghost of TV executive Lloyd Braun still haunts Yahoo. Which is why a report of lost perks in Yahoo’s L.A. office turned into an evisceration of the ex-exec. The Los…

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Jerry Yang, Yahoo Chief, Plans to Step Down (New York Times)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Yahoo said Monday evening that Jerry Yang , its chief executive, would step down from that role after the company finds a replacement. Mr. Yang, a co-founder of Yahoo, assumed control of the company a year and a half ago from Terry Semel, a Hollywood studio boss that he hand-picked for the job.

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Sources: Google Video soured company on long-form video (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

As Google begins to make inroads in Hollywood, YouTube’s parent company remains focused on short-form content, according to studio executives.

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