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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 …

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  1. Mayday Silver badge
    Facepalm

    When I read this

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

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    1. auburnman

      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.

  3. Turtle

    Two.

    "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.

    1. Yet Another Commentard

      Re: Two.

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

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

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

  5. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    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.

  6. Allonymous Coward
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    Damn

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

  7. Maryland, USA
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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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