Andrew Ross Sorkin and Evelyn M. Russi, reporting for the NYT’s DealBook blog:
The appointment of Ms. Mayer, who was employee No. 20 at Google
and was one of the few public faces of the company, is considered
a surprising coup for Yahoo, which has struggled in recent years
to attract top flight talent in its battle with competitors like
Google and Facebook.
Ms. Mayer, 37, had for years been responsible for the look and
feel of Google’s most popular products: the famously unadorned
white search homepage, Gmail, Google News and Google Images.
Huge challenge for Mayer, but a nice scoop for Yahoo. I liked Google a lot better back when it seemed like Mayer was more influential there. It would be great to see her turn things around at Yahoo.