Carol Bartz: Yahoo Called And Fired Me (Updated)

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Carol Bartz confirmed she's been fired from her position as CEO of Yahoo over the phone (how cold). The short announcement was sent to Yahoo employees via email from her iPad:

To all,
I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo's Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.

Sent from my iPad

Update: Yahoo's Board of Directors confirmed that Bartz is out and Timothy Morse is in as the interim Chief Executive Officer. AllThingsD also points out that Yahoo's stock went up by 81-cents already in after-hours trading.


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"...fired over the phone..."

I'd almost feel sorry for her if: a) she hadn't been the one driving when it seemed like Yahoo was on a 5-odd-year drunken joyride and b) this wasn't the most bitter, unprofessional email I'd seen in a while.