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Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang is set to join the board of Lenovo. Yang, who infamously turned down Microsoft’s $40bn buy-out offer back in 2009, will attend board meetings but only as an “observer” – in other words, he’ll have no voting rights. Yang said in a statement that he would be sharing his experience as tech entrepreneur …

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When I read this

I thought that the 2007 World Poker Champion got a new job making laptops.

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Re: Very Special

Maybe they're going to try seeing what he recommends and then doing the exact opposite. It's the only reason I can think of for sane people to hire someone with his track record.

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"Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang is set to join the board of Lenovo."

"Lenovo has also suggested it wants to position its ThinkPad range as an Apple-level premium brand."

Death wish. And they are taking no chances about it, either. It's kind of like playing Russian Roulette, but with two bullets in the gun.

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Re: Two.

...and that pistol being an automatic...

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So! they'll! call! it! Lenovo!?

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Time's up then

If you want a Lenovo laptop, get it now, before this numbnut has had a chance to screw it all up.

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Damn

I like ThinkPads. I hope this muppet doesn't get too much influence.

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Lenovo "wants to position its ThinkPad range as an Apple-level premium brand"

That's funny; it already is.

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