The guy who just got Yelp on Yahoo leaves yahoo

Kara Swisher
Anand Chandrasekaran
Source: Anand Chandrasekaran | Twitter

Well-regarded Yahoo search product leader Anand Chandrasekaran, who just led the effort to integrate Yelp into Yahoo search, is leaving the company, according to a memo he sent today to staff at the Silicon Valley Internet company.

It is not clear where he is going.

As senior director of search products, Chandrasekaran, who came to Yahoo in 2011, is the kind of under-the-radar exec who is critical to the turnaround that CEO Marissa Mayer has been attempting to pull off at Yahoo.

Despite its stock soaring due to its large stake in China's Alibaba Group and numerous efforts to improve its products, the core business is still lagging.

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