1. Oops

    Yahoo Admits Error on CEO’s Bio

    FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo, PayPal president Scott Thompson speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Yahoo Inc. has named Thompson, president of eBay Inc.'s PayPal division, as its new CEO, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, the fourth one in less than five years for the struggling Internet company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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    Despite asserting that he holds a computer science degree, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson graduated from Stonehill College, a small school near Boston, with an accounting degree in 1979. The company had come under fire recently about the bio, which listed computer science as Thompson’s degree. The company released a statement saying that the error was inadvertent, and Thompson is “highly-qualified” to lead the company. That hasn’t quelled nervous investors, who are wondering whether Thompson was properly vetted for his job at the shaky Internet giant, which announced it was laying off 2,000 employees last month. Thompson, the former president of eBay’s PayPal division, also touted his supposed computer science credential when he was at that company.

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