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Terry Semel

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Terry Semel's Biography

Terry Semel (born on February 24, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.) is an American corporate executive who was the chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Incorporated. Previously, Semel spent 24 years at Warner Bros., where he served as chairman and co-chief executive officer. In June 2007, Semel resigned as CEO due in part to pressure from shareholders' dissatisfaction over Semel's compensation (in 2006 - salary $1, stock options worth $70 million) and performance. Semel had earned over $500 million in his tenure at Yahoo, while Yahoo's stock appreciated at 40% per year. In the same period, Yahoo's closest competitor, Google, saw stock growth of about 55% per year.

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Terry Semel News Stories

  • Yahoo CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move

      News Source: Boston Herald | 3 months ago
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is cutting loose her top lieutenant in a possible sign that the Internet company's efforts to revive its long-slumping advertising sales aren't paying off. Wednesday's surprise announcement of the departure of Yahoo's chief
  • Mashable's $13.3M funding adds fuel to the tech-media fire

      News Source: Venture Beat | 3 months ago
    Tech and social media blog Mashable picked up a $13.3 million round of funding this week, the first outside funding the company has taken in its 10-year career...That comes on the heels of the relaunch of Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher's website,
  • Former AllThingsD editors unveil Re/code site with backing of NBC

      News Source: Denver Post | 4 months ago
    Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, the former editors of News Corp.'s AllThingsD, unveiled a site called Re/code on Thursday, taking on their old employer in technology news and conferences...Re/code faces an increasingly competitive market for

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