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

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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16 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

She looks hot

11. OHHOTTTT

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

MILF OH yeah

15. superguy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I bet she was talented at attracting engineers. :D

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea she is a looker.

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.

4. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

8. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

"Mayer's biggest strength is in helping attract quality engineers" ahhhh... I see....

9. checkmymike

Posts: 213; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

No wonder.....

7. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

she is so cute :)

10. checkmymike

Posts: 213; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

14. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

wth?!

13. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Indeed....She can rock you tooth!

16. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

and make you go "YAHOO!!!!"

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