Is Yahoo on the Verge of Naming Yang's Replacement?

The Wall Street Journal today is reporting that a new Yahoo! CEO could be named as early as next week. Lately, the buzz has surrounded Autodesk executive chairman Carol Bartz.

Bartz previously was CEO of Autodesk from 1992 to 2006. She has also been an executive at Sun Microsystems.

She serves on the board of Cisco with current Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang and on the Intel board with current Yahoo! President Susan Decker.

Last November, Jerry Yang announced that he would be stepping down from his role as CEO. He will remain at the Sunnyvale search engine as Chief Yahoo!

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