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Yahoo snatches up top Google exec for CEO position

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Jul 2012 23:28 User comments (5)

Yahoo snatches up top Google exec for CEO position Yahoo has named Marissa Mayer their new CEO, snatching away one of Google's top executives.
Mayer will be the fifth CEO for the company in as many years, succeeding the interim chief Ross Levinsohn. Levinsohn took over for Scott Thompson this year, who was fired over resume inaccuracies after a high-profile hiring following the firing of Carol Bartz.

During her time at Google, Mayer became a well-known personality, and will now be one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley. Mayer was part of the team that designed the "look and feel" of Google search, Gmail and Google News.

"I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the Internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," added the new CEO in a statement.

Mayer spent thirteen years at Google, most recently overseeing 1000 product managers for the company's location and local services, including Google Maps.

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5 user comments

117.7.2012 13:10

she's a hottie. i'd totally be a soccer dad.

217.7.2012 13:58

I hope she is a better CEO than the Yahoo they had before running Yahoo


20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

318.7.2012 12:49

If they let her do her job, then they may have a chance. Otherwise, here comes history repeating itself.


418.7.2012 19:34

she'll run it into the ground & google will goble it up cheap

520.7.2012 11:26

Originally posted by jemaric:
she'll run it into the ground & google will goble it up cheap
Well... that's a possibility too...

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