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Jason Kilar being considered for Yahoo's CEO post

July 06, 2012 15:25 IST

CEOInternet firm Yahoo Inc is considering Jason Kilar, the chief of video site Hulu LLC, for its permanent chief executive officer's position, says a media report.

Yahoo's most recent permanent CEO, Scott Thompson, resigned in May amid allegations of manipulating his educational qualifications, just five months after he was hired.

"Yahoo Inc is considering Jason Kilar, the chief of video site Hulu LLC, for its permanent CEO position," The Wall Street Journal reported citing a source.

Apart from Kilar, Yahoo's interim CEO Ross Levinsohn and several other unnamed candidates are also being considered for the job, the report said.

According to the publication, Kilar didn't immediately respond to requests for comment while Yahoo spokeswoman declined to comment.

Whoever takes over the helm of Yahoo, will confront many challenges, as the internet company is facing tough competition from Google Inc, Facebook Inc and others in areas like online advertising.

Yahoo's 11-member board -- nine of whom joined Yahoo this year -- are weighing what kind of company Yahoo should be and whether someone with technology credentials might be better suited to run it, the report said.

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