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Jeff Weiner is officially — officially! — Yahoo's hottest property. Since he came on board with Terry Semel, the exec has taken over search and is headed to C-level. A tipster says:

I worked for Weiner for two years at Yahoo!. You're dead on about him being the winner. Ted Meisel (founder of Overture) is out and Jeff now runs that entire division. I wouldn't be surprised to see him take over media from Braun. Hell, he's been battling with [COO Dan] Rosensweig for a long time and will probably be COO before long. Such is the career path of somebody who "gets it" in a company surrounded by self-promoting idiots.

Incidentally, just as a rush of Yahoo tips comes in, so does a rush of @yahoo-inc addresses asking for comment privileges. Careful out there, folks. It's all fun and games until someone loses a job.