One Yahoo! Exec: "Jerry Is the Right Guy"

Take this as the word of just one guy, but this guy—Mike Speiser, VP of community at Yahoo!—seems to back up what I’m hearing so far from folks at Yahoo: They’re glad cofounder Jerry Yang is the new top dog at the embattled Internet company, whose CEO Terry Semel stepped down this week. During the Supernova 2007 conference in San Francisco, Speiser—who joined Yahoo officially in February after Yahoo bought his company, Bix, and took over social/community efforts such as Yahoo Groups and Yahoo 360—sat down with me to talk more about the new state of Yahoo than he probably hoped.

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