Google’s Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo’s CEO

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.

Monday, 16 July 2012