Yahoo! Loses Its Chief Technology Officer

Yahoo!'s chief technology officer and chief product officer Ari Balogh is leaving the company.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (

TheStreet

) --

Yahoo!'s

(YHOO)

chief technology officer and chief product officer Ari Balogh is leaving the company.

Yahoo!, in a statement, said Balogh was leaving for personal reasons but would remain with the company through June 3.

Yahoo! said it expects to name Balogh's replacement in the coming weeks.

The news of Balogh's departure was first reported by

BoomTown

, a blog from the

Wall Street Journal

.

BoomTown

, citing several sources, says the leading candidate for Balogh's job at Yahoo! is former

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

executive Blake Irving.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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