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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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RE: Wow
By amanojaku on 7/17/2012 10:13:44 AM , Rating: 4
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There are a lot of juvenile comments whenever a woman takes on a CEO role. It doesn't matter if she's attractive or unattractive. The important thing is whether or not she can improve on the vision, leadership, and direction of Yahoo's executive branch.
And yet, you opened your post with this:
quote:
She's not that good looking. There are plenty of high end escorts who would cost a lot less than the average CEO's salary and have her on looks to boot.
You commented on her looks AND compared her to a hooker: HYPOCRITE!!!

It's only natural that guys would comment on an attractive woman's looks. We don't know anything about her as a professional or as a person. She's not an executive rock star like Steve Ballmer or Steve Jobs, she doesn't have paparazzi uploading videos of her jumping around on stage all sweaty (nom, nom, nom), or publishing her douchey emails to customers. A year from now we'll know if she's more than just cute.


RE: Wow
By wordsworm on 7/17/2012 9:12:08 PM , Rating: 2
I said she's not good looking enough to make it to the top of a company like Yahoo by sleeping with people. I also used the word escort, not hooker.

We already know that she's more than cute. She was a major part of Google. What remains to be seen is how she handles the role of CEO.


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