Marissa Mayer Leaves Prominent Google Position to Become Yahoo's Latest CEO
July 16, 2012 4:58 PM
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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.
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7/17/2012 2:11:57 PM
Huh? How would they "have our hide"? Most states are employment-at-will states, where a business can fire an employee at any time, without warning, and likewise, you have the legal right to up and leave at any time, without warning.
It's polite to give some notice, but it's perfectly legal not to as well.
The only exception to this, is if you've signed an employment contract that obligates you to work for them for a period of time. If you quit before that time has been served, you are in breach of contract.
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