Yahoo today launched Genome, a new tool that allows online advertisers take advantage of the company's extensive experience with big data analytics.
Scott Thompson isn't the first executive from an IT company to be forced out due to false information on the resume. The ignominious list contains other CEOs, CFOs and even the IT Head of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Thompson revealed he has cancer as evidence arose that seemed to contradict his story about his padded resume, according to the Journal.
Analysis: The Web weighs in on Thompson's resignation over his resume, and the ruckus it caused.
Embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has left the company, Yahoo announced Sunday, after more than a week of controversy over questions about his resume.
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who's been under fire amid questions about whether he padded his resume, plans to step down from his job, reports say.
Also, the head of Yahoo's hiring committee reportedly has stepped down.
As current exec's lie is exposed, Yahoo could have to ready its revolving door of CEOs for another spin.
The row over Yahoo's leadership intensified over weekend as another major investor called for CEO Scott Thompson to be fired.
Once a leader in the online world, Yahoo has been overshadowed by players like Google and Facebook, and the company is struggling to regain its top-tier status.