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Perk Number One Of Scott Thompson’s New Gig Is Working For A Private Company Not Subject To Whims Of Activist Hedge Fund Managers

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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    so, Amazon Prime without the market share or brand name? where do i sign up?

  2. Guest says:

    Perk Number Two (hopefully): Free two-day shipping on a razor.

    • Facial Hair Analyst says:

      Maybe he could send one to Loeb and they could patch things up while celebrating the joys of being clean shaven?

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  3. Deleveraging says:

    I hear they are launching a resume writing tool as a value added.

  4. ShopRunner HR says:

    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!

  6. Guest says:

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

  7. guest says:

    not a bad gig! do that for a year, do ANYTHING with it and it sounds like it will be bought up by Amazon for the hell of it. That's how he makes it into AMZN…

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