Yahoo! 's board has also named key senior Yahoo! executives to a newly formed Executive Leadership Council tasked with supporting Morse in managing the company's day-to-day operations until a permanent chief executive is appointed, as well as supporting a strategic review that the board has initiated to position the company for future growth.
Ms Bartz was hired to run Yahoo in early 2009. She made significant changes to the management team and cut jobs to save on costs. She also shifted the focus of the traditionally search-oriented firm towards more personalised content.However, Yahoo! has not seen enough of a turnaround under Ms Bartz's leadership, since the company has has failed to make significant strides in search and social networking.