In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (s...
3. Yahoos at the Resumegates
Newly minted CEO Scott Thompson had barely begun laying off employees at Yahoo and suing Facebook for patent violations when it was revealed that his curricula vitae was really a crapula vitae. No, he did not have a degree in computer science. It was a mistake, he said -- but one that had been following him for more than a decade. Disgruntled investor Dan Loeb, unhappy with the choice of Thompson as CEO, used the fake resume to put Thompson back on the unemployment lines three months after he took the job no sane person wants. Loeb is apparently happier having new interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Levinsohn's biggest claim to fame? He helped News Corp. acquire MySpace for nearly $600 million in 2005.
In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)