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He Was Fired: Here’s Marissa Mayer’s De Castro Buh-Bye Memo to Yahoo Staff

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
Marissa Mayer fires Yahoo COO
Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
CNBC's Jon Fortt provides his take on why Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer fired COO Henrique De Castro.

Here it is, the internal memo to Yahoo staff about the sudden — though it was not sudden, by any means — leave-taking today of its COO, Henrique De Castro, courtesy of one of my 10,563 sources left at Yahoo!

In it, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer makes clear she dumped the former Google exec, whom she had once effusively praised.

Read the full story at Recode.

By Kara Swisher, recode.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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