Yahoo! announced today that I will be their CEO of India Research and Development. Why am I joining Yahoo!?
More than anything else, it’s to make in-market product incubation succeed. I believe that in-market incubation will be the key to unlocking the next wave of growth in emerging markets.
The other reason is to do with cloud computing. Yahoo! has the potential to be a significant player here. I hope to be actively involved in this too.
Yahoo! has built a strong team in India. Its got talent, depth and critical mass. I’m excited to be part of it.
I’ll keep blogging as before. I like the fact that it forces me to set aside time to reflect on industry issues and tees off valuable conversations about where we are all going. Of course, everything that I say here continues to be my own personal views and opinions, and not that of Yahoo! That distinction is important to make in these new circumstances. Also, I would like to point out that you won’t see any breaking news on Yahoo! here; there are better places you can go to read about that.