Yahoo's Bartz fired by chairman over phone: source

SAN FRANCISCO Tue Sep 6, 2011 7:59pm EDT

Yahoo Chief Executive Carol Bartz gestures during her appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Yahoo Chief Executive Carol Bartz gestures during her appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California November 16, 2010.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Carol Bartz on Tuesday said she had been fired over the phone by Chairman Roy Bostock, a source familiar with the matter quoted an internal company email as saying.

A second source said that Bartz had been dismissed by the board and replaced, on an interim basis, by Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse.

That followed a report by tech blog AllThingsD, which cited company sources.

Yahoo representatives were not immediately available for comment.

(Editing by Carol Bishopric)

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