New Yahoo Hires – David Pogue
Role at YHOO: Tech pundit/gadget reviewer
Past: New York Times tech pundit and gadget reviewer, author of Missing Manual books.
Another of the new Yahoo hires is David Pogue. And love him or hate him, David Pogue has a knack for explaining technology in terms that even the most backwards of neanderthals like yours truly can understand.
Like Katie Couric, hiring David Pogue got lots of press for Marissa Mayer. But as Wired noted, Pogue also has plenty of baggage. Some in the journalism world look down on him for violating the New York Times (NYT) ethics rules, for example.
And even if it all goes smoothly for David Pogue, it’s hardly a straight line from hot, new Yahoo hires to gains for YHOO stock.