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Yahoo's Small Business Head Amit Kumar Departs Company

Amit Kumar, a well-regarded entrepreneur who has sold two startups to Yahoo, is leaving the company, according to sources. He has been its VP and GM of small business, a role he took after the Silicon Valley Internet giant bought e-commerce app platform Lexity a little over a year ago as part of CEO Marissa Mayer’s acquisition spree. Previous to Lexity, Kumar was at semantic advertising firm Dapper, which was later bought by Yahoo. Before that, he had worked at Yahoo for many years, focusing on search and semantic advertising, including inventing SearchMonkey there. (Kumar apparently has no plans as yet, but let’s assume he might create another startup to sell to Yahoo.)

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