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Google's loss is Yahoo's gain

In what seems like an ever-revolving door of new CEOs, Yahoo appears to have landed a winner with its latest chief executive. Yahoo today announced that it snagged a high-profile executive from Google: 37-year-old Marissa Mayer. Mayer was one of the first females hired at Google way back in 1999 (she was the 20th employee hired), and rose to the position of Vice President of Local, Maps and Location Services.
As President and CEO of Yahoo, Mayer will be in charge of reviving/expanding the site's many properties including Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Search.
"I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," said Mayer. "I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world."

According to a report from the New York Times, Mayer resigned this afternoon from Google via telephone. Her first day at Yahoo begins tomorrow.

Marissa Mayer was one of Google's first employees, and the first female engineer. She served the company for 13 years. [Image source: Newsweek]
Yahoo's last CEO, Scott Thompson, stepped down in May after controversy surrounding his college degree were brought to light. Yahoo is quick to point out that Mayer has a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Sources: Yahoo, New York Times

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By MrBlastman on 7/16/2012 5:25:22 PM , Rating: 5
Yahoo Finance?

It was never broken. It is the one piece of Yahoo that is perfect and works great.

RE: Fix...
By Jedi2155 on 7/16/2012 5:44:08 PM , Rating: 4
Other than the hack attempts, I think Yahoo! Mail still working quite nicely.

RE: Fix...
By someguy123 on 7/16/2012 6:13:19 PM , Rating: 2
The front page and top bar of yahoo mail is a waste of bandwidth in my opinion, as well as the "applications". It's especially redundant if you go through yahoo's main page before entering email.

Cut it down, keep it clean and it would be more efficient and appealing.

RE: Fix...
By Kefner on 7/16/2012 7:58:56 PM , Rating: 2
And stop charging for POP3 access. (Unless they have stopped this, haven't checked in quite awhile.)

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By Stevethewalrus on 7/17/2012 12:44:25 AM , Rating: 3
Last time I checked they still did in the US, which is ridiculous IMO, considering no one else I can think of does

RE: Fix...
By Jedi2155 on 7/20/2012 1:40:55 PM , Rating: 2
Well, at least they have good integration with Android. I just type in my email and voila! It works just as well as Gmail on my phone.

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By MZperX on 7/18/2012 12:09:09 PM , Rating: 2
I came here to post this. Yahoo Finance is an excellent service. I hope if they tweak it they won't break it.

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