Yahoo! COO fired

Yahoo! COO fired

Yahoo! chief executive officer (CEO) Marissa Mayer has sacked chief operating officer (COO) Henrique de Castro after little more than a year in the post.

Mayer poached de Castro from Google – where she previously worked with him – in October 2012, offering him a compensation package worth US$58 million.

However, he will now leave the company today, with Mayer saying in a memo to staff – obtained by the Recode technology blog – she had fired him.

“During my own reflection, I made the difficult decision that our COO, Henrique de Castro, should leave the company,” Mayer wrote. Yahoo! has not commented.

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