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Marissa Mayer named new Yahoo CEO, looks to strengthen its mobile business

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Marissa Mayer named new Yahoo CEO, looks to strengthen its mobile business
Being a Yahoo CEO is not a job that seems to have much security these days. In the past 5 years, Yahoo has had 6 different CEOs, including two interim CEOs, and newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer has a tough road ahead of her, but the star (now former) Google Vice President certainly has the skills and clout to give Yahoo a chance at turning around its floundering business. 

Mayer was Google employee #20. She was the company's female hired, and eventually became the company's first female executive. She was VP of Search and user experience before becoming VP of Local, Maps, & Location at Google. Mayer's biggest strength is in helping attract quality engineers, and pushing those engineers to create amazing products, something that Yahoo has been sorely lacking, especially in the mobile space. 

According to the New York Times, which was first to break the news of Mayer's hiring, while Mayer will focus on Yahoo franchises in e-mail, finance, and sports, she will also look to strengthen the company's offerings in broadband video and mobile products. Yahoo does have a couple of apps for mobile, but none are all that compelling, so it would be nice if Mayer can really change the culture at Yahoo. She is certainly one of the more talented people in the tech world, and some would say that all Yahoo needs is direction. The company still has a huge user base, and some very popular products, so updating those products may go a long way to rehabilitating Yahoo. 

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posted on 16 Jul 2012, 21:38 17

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


She looks hot

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:13 3

11. OHHOTTTT (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


MILF OH yeah

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 10:03 2

15. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I bet she was talented at attracting engineers. :D

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 15:00 1

17. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I bet she was hired for the position based on her resume and skills

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 21:48 10

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yea she is a looker.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 22:05 8

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


I love Yahoo mail, it's so much friendlier than Gmail, and Yahoo messenger is great. But that's perhaps all about Yahoo these days. Hopefully Mayer can rub some Google magic on Yahoo and turn the company around.

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 23:31 9

4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 244; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Hopefully Yahoo will stop being the spam and ad bot that it has become

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:01 4

8. tigermcm (Posts: 693; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


nail in the coffin. I have yahoo for spam and junk sites that need an email address

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 23:48 1

5. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I believe she is also pregnant
http://m.techcrunch.com/2012/07/16/marissa-mayer-t he-first-ever-pregnant-ceo-of-a-fortune-500-tech-c​ompany/

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 00:38 6

6. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


"Mayer's biggest strength is in helping attract quality engineers"

ahhhh... I see....

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:05

9. checkmymike (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


No wonder.....

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 01:04 1

7. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


she is so cute :)

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:15 1

10. checkmymike (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


She should seduce and sleep with tim cook and larry page so that yahoo would be successful.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 09:47 1

14. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


wth?!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 09:19

13. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Indeed....She can rock you tooth!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 10:58

16. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


and make you go "YAHOO!!!!"

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