Jerry Yang Saves His CompanyS

Carol Bartz may have replaced Yahoo founder Jerry Yang as the troubled Web giant's CEO. But he's still on the payroll and the board of directors. And Yahoo could use help. Just not from him!

How's Yang staying busy? By going out of town. In a super-high-res photo of the crowd taken by the New York Times, a sharp-eyed tipster spotted a microscopic glimpse of Jerry Yang in the VIP stands at Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony.

Reminds one of the time Yang couldn't make up his mind whether he was going to attend the Beijing Olympics or stay home and rescue Yahoo, which remains besieged on one side by Microsoft and on the other by Google. Given his track record as CEO, attending events like the inaugural and staying away from the office may be the best thing Yang can do for Yahoo.

(Photo by New York Times)