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Yahoo's North American mobile chief leaves on heels of Q3 results

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) continues to be a revolving door for executives who are either being pushed out or leaving for greener pastures. David Katz, VP of mobile in North America, is the latest to go, according to All Things Digital.
News of Katz’ departure came on the heels of Yahoo’s earnings call where it reported $189 million in profit on $1.6 billion in revenue for the quarter ending Sept. 30. Revenue was up 2% from a year ago while income jumped 107% year-over-year. Katz leaves the company following an exodus of high-profile executives. To get a visual of the upheaval that’s taken place since CEO Carol Bartz took over at the beginning of 2009, check out this chart at paidContent.
During the earnings call, and before Katz’ exit was first reported, Bartz spoke in her typically direct manner about turnover: “Some people leave, some get promoted and some good people arrive.”
Katz will be replaced by Raymond Stern, All Things Digital reports.
On the mobile news front, Yahoo recalled few recent announcements including a package of 12 Android apps it made available through Sprint ID, a partnership with T-Mobile USA Inc. to integrate Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Mail messenger with the MyTouch 3G, the release of seven new Android applications and Yahoo Sportacular for the iPad and iPhone.


Matt Kapko
Matt Kapko
Former Feature writer for RCR Wireless NewsCurrently writing for CIO Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.

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