Yahoo's Response on CEO's Computer Science ResumeGate: "Inadvertent Error"


Kara Swisher

A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as accurate allegations from an activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree from Stonehill College as claimed on his bio and also in regulatory filings.

He does not, a mistake that the Silicon Valley Internet giant is calling an "inadvertent error."

Except this is a mistake that goes back more than a half-dozen years, as it is also on the Web site bio at eBay, where he served as president of its PayPal payments unit and its CTO before that.

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