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Yahoo Yin And Yang

Now that we're surfing around India, how about that item that George Zacharias, the boss of Yahoo India, has called it quits? His departure follows two other recent high-level exits at Yahoo's portal in the subcontinent. Stepping in to take his place is Singapore-based Keith Nilsson, who heads up international emerging markets for the portal.

It adds up to troubles in several key markets for Yahoo, including the U.S. Yahoo China, for instance, has checked in for a major makeover that will debut toward the end of this year. The redo is being led by Alibaba.com, a Chinese e-commerce startup that took over operations of Yahoo China in 2005 and then burned through two managers lickety- split. One problem is not enough local content. I know more details but I'm saving some of them for my book ("Silicon Dragon," due out in December).

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