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Remember MySpace? A Closer Look at Yahoo CEO Levinsohn's Résumé

Ross Levinsohn might not want to highlight helping News Corp buy MySpace
Remember MySpace? A Closer Look at Yahoo CEO Levinsohn's R??sum??
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The computer science degree that wasn’t (PDF) proved the undoing of Scott Thompson at Yahoo.

The struggling Web portal today named Ross Levinsohn its interim chief executive after Thompson resigned. Presumably, Levinsohn’s bachelor’s degree in communications from American University checks out. So what else is on his résumé? For the past two years he was Yahoo’s head of global media. Levinsohn built a reputation for online media savvy at News Corp., where he worked from 2000 to 2006 and rose from running FoxSports.com to overseeing all of Rupert Murdoch’s Web ambitions as head of Interactive Media.