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Fortune Hearts Yahoo July 26, 2005

Posted by David Card in Media.

Fortune’s cover story on Yahoo is a total puff piece, but, you know, it’s not far off base. One concern: Lloyd Braun is still listening to Bad.

    The 46-year-old Braun certainly has the charisma to bring anxious media execs to the table. In his capacious Santa Monica, Calif., office, whose terrace is the size of many New York City apartments, he ranges around like a pent-up teenager. Dressed with the studied schlumpiness—untucked shirt, spotless shoes—that is the uniform of Hollywood creative executives, he fiddles with a golf ball and putter, a chair, and a Magic Marker; he plays Michael Jackson’s “Bad” from his Yahoo music collection. “Right after the trial I downloaded it and started blasting it, and everyone has been loving it,” he screams over the King of Pop’s familiar sound blaring from the speakers.
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