Who is Scott Thompson? Thompson is the new 54 year old CEO of troubled Yahoo Inc. Yahoo Inc. hired top eBay Inc. executive Thompson as its new chief executive in an effort to continue as an independent entity, but the move did little to fight off concerns about the company’s future.

Scott’s hiring follows more than four months of “strategic limbo” when the Sunnyvale, Calif., company operated without a permanent leader following the September firing of CEO Carol Bartz.

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Will Thompson be Yahoo Inc.’s saving grace? Is he the magic maker? Ken Sena, an analyst at Evercore Partners Inc., talks about Yahoo Inc.’s decision to hire Thompson and the company’s outlook…here.

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