Yahoo Hires Cnet’s Editor-in-Chief, Plans to Expand Technology Content

The Wall St. Journal is reporting (this link should work, otherwise WSJ subscribers only) that Yahoo has hired veteran journalist Patrick Houston away from Cnet where he served as Editor-in-Chief. His new title at Yahoo is general manager for technology.

…Yahoo expects to expand on its “hybrid” model of licensing content from other news providers [about 100] and featuring exclusive Yahoo content.

Yahoo News also offers a searchable database of more that 7,000 open web news sources.

Houston’s hiring is yet another sign that Yahoo plans to develop more original material for various parts of their service. In November 2004, the company hired Neil Budde, a founding editor of The Wall Street Journal online, as Executive Producer of Yahoo News.

Late last week, Yahoo officially launched a new version of the Yahoo News site.

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