It seems that word has started to leak out, so I might as well remove any speculation or ambiguity. In the next few weeks, I’ll walk the halls at Yahoo! as an employee one last time and turn in my purple badge.
I won’t at all be surprised if some people think this is related to Microsoft or Carl Icahn and the uncertainty surrounding Yahoo’s future. The reality is that there’s nothing pushing me out the door at Yahoo. The reason I’m leaving is that something very compelling has come along to lure me away. Despite what the current press sentiment might be, Jerry and David have built a remarkable company.
As for the future of Yahoo, everyone working at Yahoo today knows in their gut what Yahoo should be and needs to be. My advice is to work on making that happen.