Yahoo Japan taps Manabu Miyasaka, 44, to become new CEO on April 1st – “smartphones is our priority” Yah! http://bit.ly/IpC9nk
This move has clearly been in motion for some time – great to see some fresh blood stepping forward! [Eds]
Yahoo Japan to Speed Up Development of Smartphone Apps
Yahoo Japan Corp. (4689), operator of the country’s most-visited web portal, said it plans to accelerate development of mobile-device applications as the number of smartphone users rises.
“The one thing I’ve decided is to make smartphones our priority,” Manabu Miyasaka, 44, who will become chief executive officer of Yahoo Japan on April 1, said in an interview in Tokyo yesterday. “That market will grow much faster than the personal-computer market.”
Miyasaka is replacing Masahiro Inoue, 55, as part of a management overhaul that includes creating a new position to oversee smartphone services. Shin Murakami, 35, will be chief mobile officer from April, while Toshiki Ohya, 42, has been named chief financial officer.. Continue >>