Kathy Savitt Leaving Yahoo

Kathy Savitt has left Yahoo. “Under Ms. Savitt’s media projects leadership, Yahoo started more than a dozen digital magazines in the United States, struck a partnership with Live Nation to webcast a live concert every day, revived the ‘Community’ television series as a Yahoo show and commissioned two original streaming series.”

The interesting thing about Yahoo’s media efforts is that it’s always seemed to focus on big names and famous people/events — and not on different technology or ways of accessing content. I mean, can you imagine Yahoo’s strategy including Periscope, for example? Or it embracing the “people want to watch other people play video games” oddness of Twitch? (Not that there’s anything wrong with watching other people play video games. I’m just having a hard time imagining anyone anticipating it as a content attraction.)