Qwest Director Departs

Silicon Valley visionary Vinod Khosla has resigned after seven years.
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Silicon Valley visionary Vinod Khosla is leaving Qwest's (Q) board.

Khosla, who had served as a Qwest director for seven years, is best known as a partner with venture capital shop Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a co-founder of

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"On behalf of Qwest's board of directors, I'd like to thank Vinod for his service to Qwest," CEO Dick Notebaert said in a press release Thursday. "His knowledge and keen understanding of the technology sector have served the board and the company well over the past seven years."

Qwest says it has added two new directors: Jim Unruh, a former

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CEO, and Wayne Murdy, who serves as chairman and CEO of

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Qwest shares dropped a nickel to $3.70 in after-hours trading Thursday.