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Ex Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson Reportedly Has Cancer

Here's another twist to add to the ongoing Yahoo! saga - former CEO Thompson reportedly has thyroid cancer.

What with Yahoo!'s former CEO and his falsified degree as well as one of the company's directors stepping down, it's fair to say that the Sunnyvale camp hasn't exactly had the easiest of months. But since Thompson's resignation gave way to a new interim CEO, maybe - just maybe - Yahoo! has escaped the worst of its virtual injuries. However, in a storyline that most soap dramas would tear each other's hair extensions out for, it's been revealed that Scott Thompson allegedly informed the board about his illness, which partly influenced his decision to resign.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the 54-year-old disclosed details of his illness with his colleagues before resigning from the company. It's also been reported that Thompson will not be receiving severance pay, however, he will receive cash and stock to compensate for money he gave up when he left eBay.

With regards to 'that' Computer Science degree, Thompson shared with colleagues that he was not responsible for the blunder, and that in fact the blame lay with a Chicago headhunting agency, Heidrick & Struggles.

Will Yahoo!'s unfortunate streak come to an end? Or is there more trouble ahead? Stay tuned for everyone's favourite techie soap drama, 'Big Trouble in Silicon Valley'.

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and joins ITProPortal with just over a year's experience under her online belt. A copywriter by day and a freelance writer by night/weekend, Mariel is an avid volunteer - lending her charitable services throughout the world. Specialising in social media, apps, and video games, Mariel hopes to intertwine her love of technology with the English language to produce amusing anecdotes of ambiguous algorithms and alliteration