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Recode senior technology writer David Pogue is leaving the company after more than four years.
He will join Yahoo as its chief technology officer, a position that requires a similar amount of responsibility to managing an IT department.
The move will create a top tech executive in the Silicon Valley that has been sorely missed.
Recode has reached out to Yahoo for comment and will update this story as more information becomes available.
“David has done an amazing job with Yahoo,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a statement.
“He is a great partner, who has been instrumental in Yahoo’s growth and our ability to grow.
As he prepares to leave, I look forward to seeing him in the Yahoo family.” “
As Yahoo grows and our team continues to grow, I want to extend David’s leadership to a greater degree.
As he prepares to leave, I look forward to seeing him in the Yahoo family.”
Mayer said the new position will be “a significant responsibility,” and “one we will all be working on together.”
“I’ve been with Yahoo for 14 years,” Mayer said.
“I know David well and will miss him dearly.”
Pogue joined Yahoo in 2014, a few months after Yahoo announced it would be hiring two more people to replace him as CEO of the company.
At the time, Pogue was leading the search for a CEO.
Mayer was the top choice for the job, and he was ultimately hired in January 2016.
Pogue led Yahoo through its financial crisis of 2016 and 2017, as the company made it one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.
In his announcement, Mayer said Pogue would be joining Yahoo “to work closely with the CEO team, which has made tremendous strides in improving the Yahoo brand and improving our business.”
Potege joined Yahoo from Google in 2013.
He had been working in Google’s engineering team before joining Yahoo.
He spent the past year and a half in Silicon Beach.
Potegos decision to join Yahoo comes just days after Yahoo’s board approved a $4.5 billion buyout.
The company said in December it would pay $8.5bn for the company, which includes a stake in Yahoo Search.