Yahoo has hired Marissa Mayer as new Group CEO. The announcement was made in line with the presentation of quarterly results of Internet pioneer group.
So far, it was known primarily as one of the former collaborators of Google, even though she’s only 37 years.
She began her collaboration with the Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, in 1999 when the company was formally established in September 1998 (officially, the twentieth employee of the company).
It was even before arrival Eric Schmidt.
13 years of life “googlesque”. This is remarkable.
The last position that the engineer “e” was in the group of Mountain View Internet was titled Vice President, Search Products & User Experience.
A graduate of Stanford University and a specialist in artificial intelligence, she had been detached from motor development to focus on mapping and geolocation at Google.
At Yahoo, Marissa Mayer goes up a notch in terms of challenge.
She will aim to get back on track at Yahoo after a succession of managers who have tried in vain (the last Scott Thompson was sacked two months ago).
The new CEO takes office today (July 17). It will replace Ross Levinsohn, head of Yahoo’s media arm, which occupied the far post of interim CEO.
But it was believed he would keep the title longer after the refusal of Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu.com, to head to Yahoo.
“This is the boss needed to Yahoo,” said Fred Amoroso considered, President of the Board, quoted in the official nomination.
As for the main interest, she says “delighted and honored to join Yahoo, one of the main destinations for over 700 million Internet users. “
But, hey, compared to Google’s hearing, she finds it rather pokey.
While continuing: “Yahoo will have to develop its products and partnerships with advertisers, technology companies and the media.”
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