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Published: Tuesday, 10/16/2012

Yahoo lures away top executive from Google


SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has lured away one of Google’s top advertising executives to help engineer a turnaround at Yahoo.

Henrique de Castro is leaving Google Inc. to become Yahoo’s chief operating officer in early 2013. Mr. de Castro, 47, is vice president of a major division that works with Google’s advertisers.

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