From Koogle to Levinsohn: CEOs at Yahoo

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FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, a Yahoo sign stands outside the company's offices in Santa Clara, Calif. Yahoo’s restless shareholders let interim CEO Ross Levinsohn know that they won’t give him much time to turn the company around if he gets the job on a permanent basis at Yahoo’s annual shareholders meeting Thursday. July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo, a Yahoo sign stands outside the company's offices in Santa Clara, Calif. Yahoo’s restless shareholders let interim CEO Ross Levinsohn know that they won’t give him much time to turn the company around if he gets the job on a permanent basis at Yahoo’s annual shareholders meeting Thursday. July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

At Thursday's annual shareholders meeting, Yahoo Inc. interim CEO Ross Levinsohn talked like someone who expected to be running Yahoo for more than just a few months. But Yahoo gave no indication on when it might name someone permanent. Here's a look at Yahoo's CEO over the years:

Tim Koogle — 1995-May 2001. Began tenure shortly after Yahoo was incorporated in March 1995. Announced in March 2001 that he would step down after a replacement is found.

Terry Semel — May 2001-June 2007. Hired from Warner Bros. Stepped down under shareholder pressure.

Jerry Yang — June 2007-January 2009. Company co-founder and de facto CEO until Koogle started. Agrees to resign under pressure in November 2008, pending appointment of replacement.

Carol Bartz — January 2009-September 2011. Hired from Autodesk Inc., a design and engineering software company. Fired after failing to revive the company.

Tim Morse — September 2011-January 2012. Interim CEO, to retain chief financial officer role after new CEO Scott Thompson takes over next Monday.

Scott Thompson — January 2012-May 2012. Hired from eBay Inc.'s PayPal. Left after disclosure that his official biography included a college degree he never received.

Ross Levinsohn — May 2012. Named interim CEO. Joined Yahoo in November 2010 following a stint running Internet services at News Corp.

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