Yahoo's Connected-TV Exec Resigns

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Patrick Barry, the executive in charge of the Yahoo's Internet-connected TV group, has quit.

Barry was responsible for signing deals with consumer-electronics manufacturers to deliver Yahoo's Widget Channel apps to consumers. In January, Yahoo announced partnerships with Samsung Electronics, Sony, LG Electronics and Vizio to embed the "widgets" into their Internet-enabled TV products.

Barry's departure was reported Monday by technology news site TechCrunch.

Yahoo confirmed the report and said Arlo Rose and Ron Jacoby will manage the Connected TV group on an interim basis.

"We wish Patrick the best of luck in his future endeavors," Yahoo said in a statement. "We are conducting a search for a new head of Connected TV, which we hope to announce shortly. We remain committed to building upon the innovation and leadership the team has delivered in the connected-TV category."

In an e-mail sent by Barry to his staff, published by TechCrunch, he said he would remain at Yahoo through the end of October. "After five great years here at Yahoo, it is time for me to move on to new projects and aspirations," he wrote in the e-mail.