The year 2012 has been an eventful and unpleasant one for Scott Thompson. In January he left his post as head of Ebay’s PayPal unit to become the new chief executive officer of Yahoo!. In May activist shareholders revealed that an entry on his résumé claiming that he had a bachelor’s degree in computer science was inaccurate. Less than two weeks later, Thompson was gone from Yahoo, undergoing treatments for thyroid cancer [he is cancer free now] and seemingly vanquished from the Silicon Valley scene. Now, the comeback: Thompson has signed on as CEO of ShopRunner, which is organizing a consortium of retailers to offer perks like free two-day shipping for online purchases. [Businessweek]

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    Lets see here, Union class of '87. Uhh huh. Says here you have a masters in online logistics and operations?

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    So this guy already has a new job and Daniel Loeb is still invested in that pile of shit Yahoo!, score one for karma!

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    No pun intended?

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    Just to clarify Scott, that's 2 Earth days, correct?

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