Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.’s PayPal division, has been named as Yahoo’s Chief Executive Officer. It should be noted that Yahoo has been without a permanent CEO since September, 2011, when it fired Carol Bartz. Tim Morse, Yahoo’s chief financial officer, was serving as interim CEO since Bartz’s ouster. As the new CEO of Yahoo Inc. Scott Thompson will have to make new strategies to boost visitors to Yahoo’s sites and attract more advertisers amid competition from Google Inc and Facebook.
Brazilian teenage footballer Neymar, has been voted South American soccer’s Footballer of the Year. It should be noted that Neymar helped Santos to win the 15th Copa Liberatores Cup in 2011. Uruguay’s Oscar Washington Tabarez was named coach of the year for the second time in a row.