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Yahoo’s Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn Quits

Yahoo’s interim chief executive officer Ross Levinsohn, who held the post until the board appointed former Google exec Marissa Mayer, for the job, is leaving the company. Levinsohn’s last working day will be July 31, 2012. The news comes after Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo reported in a regulatory filing noting severance agreements between Levinsohn and Yahoo, as reported by AllthingsD.

Levinsohn was appointed as interim CEO by the Yahoo board after an unexpected ouster of its then CEO Scott Thompson over a fake computer science degree on his bio, earlier this year. He handled Yahoo businesses, including its media and advertising sales divisions, in the US. According to the report, Levinsohn and Mayer have been negotiating the former’s exit for several days.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Levinsohn worked at Fuse Capital. However, he is more popularly known for leading digital operations for News Corp.’s then Fox Interactive Media unit. Under his term, Fox Interactive Media Unit bought MySpace.com, a popular social networking site at that time.

At the time of writing this post, it’s unclear as to where Ross Levinsohn will be headed next.

Photo via: AllthingsD

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