Yahoo has hired Henrique De Castro, a now-former Google sales executive, as its COO. De Castro has been given $56 million in compensation in a combination of salary, cash, stock, stock, and more stock to jump ship.
“Sources say there has been a “bloodletting” at DTP, with numerous layoffs beginning this morning. Employees have been called in for individual meetings and entire teams have been cut from the payroll.” – Las Vegas Weekly
EBay announced today that it plans to spin-off PayPal into an independent, publicly-traded company in 2015. The current head of eBay Marketplaces will become the chief executive of the new eBay; former American Express executive Dan Schulman will join the new PayPal as its president and chief executive designee. [Source: eBay]