On Wednesday, Yahoo named Scott Thompson as CEO. He's a former PayPal president and veteran technologist -- and that's the trouble: Yahoo is following the same strategy that led it to hire Carol Bartz, who was ousted for failing to turn the company around.
Taken as a whole, 2009 was a great year for Twitter. Yet, 2009 wasn%u2019t a whole: it came in parts. Those that came at the beginning of the year were more favorable than those that followed, leading many to suspect that Twitter reached its peak last August.