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Yahoo Loses Search, Then Dignity

  • AFP, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:41 PM
Yahoo has issued an official apology over a lap dance show organized during a brainstorming meeting for Internet engineers in Taipei over the weekend. The move came after girls wearing bras and miniskirts performed in front of male participants seated on stage during an event that was part of a Yahoo Hack Day, when developers work on creating new Web applications.

"This incident is regrettable and we apologize to anyone that we have offended," Chris Yeh, head of the Yahoo Developer Network, said in a statement posted on the company's Web site. "As many folks have rightly pointed out, the 'Hack Girls' aspect of our Taiwan Hack Day is not reflective of that spirit or purpose," Yeh said. Right. No official word from Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz on the incident.

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