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Yahoo Raids Google for COO

Henrique de Castro is supposed to worry about Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development

Fresh back from maternity leave - she had a boy - Yahoo's latest CEO Marissa Mayer raided her former company to bring Google's VP of partner business solutions Henrique de Castro in as COO.

He's supposed to worry about Yahoo's sales, operations, media and business development.

The job is good for $56 million worth of stock, a million-dollar cash bonus to make up for what he left behind at Google and a $600,000 annual salary.

He's evidently going to take some time off. He may not report for work before January 22.

Before joining Google in 2006, de Castro was at Dell in sales and business development.

Mayer has already brought in her own CFO

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