Susan Decker, previously Yahoo's Executive Vice President, has also been named as Yahoo's new President. Yang is also apparently excited about working with Decker. "I also couldn't ask for a better partner in Sue Decker as our new president. In addition to knowing this company inside and out, Sue has incredible talents, leadership abilities, a fierce focus on winning, and intense dedication to this company and its people," Yang commented in his blog post.
Having been at Yahoo for the last 12 years, Yang has a vast knowledge of the company and the technologies at their disposal. The coming years will see if this corporate shuffle ends up helping Yahoo to take a piece out of Google's commanding share of the search market. In April of 2007, ComScore announced the following percentages for search market share:
MSN/Windows Live: 10.3%
Time Warner: 5.0%
It should be interesting to see how Yang plans to shake up this market share and tip things in Yahoo's favor.