September 6, 2011: Yahoo! Fired Carol Bartz via Email, 2001: HDNet Launches

Carol Bartz

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2011 – Carol Bartz sends an email to her (former) staff at Yahoo!

To all:

I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.


2001 - Mark Cuban and Phillip Garvin launch HDNet, the first High Definition TV signals. It was available both through cable and satellite television. The channel got some news for their exclusive HD coverage of the US invasion of Afghanistan.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 6

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