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Marissa Mayer is new Yahoo CEO

Yahoo found a new CEO in prominent and long-time Google executive Marissa Mayer. July 17 marks her first day in the job and she is pregnant too.

Jul 17 2012, 2:49am CDT | by

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Marissa Mayer is new Yahoo CEO

Yahoo landed a high profile hire with Marissa Mayer, that could make Yahoo interesting again. What 37 year old Marissa Mayer will be able to accomplish is totally up in the air. Marissa Mayer was employee number 20 at Google. This means she actually does not have to work anymore.

Marissa Mayer said, "I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world." 

Most recently, Mayer was responsible for Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google, the company's suite of local and geographical products including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. 

Fortune reports that Marissa Mayer is pregnant and the child is due October 7. She will have her hands full this year with Yahoo and a little baby. See photos of Marissa Mayer below.


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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, GOOG, YHOO, AMZN)

Source: The Business Insider

Good morning! Welcome to the work week! It's going to be clear and sunny today in New York. Let's look at the tech news you need to know: Apple might name the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 the iPhone 6L. It's based on an unsubstantiated rumor from an Asian Apple site, so treat it skeptically, but the name makes some sense. Amazon is taking a less data-driven approach to its new original TV shows. It is trying to get proven talent to tel ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 2 days ago, 5:33am CDT


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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has Sold $11.6 Million Worth Of Yahoo Shares This Year (YHOO)

Source: Business Insider

Yahoo shareholder Eric Jackson has another attacking blog post on CEO Marissa Mayer today. This time, Jackson argues that Mayer's pay package isn't properly aligned with her performance objectives. He also says she's been selling down her stock, and that sends the wrong message to shareholders and employees.  Jackson did a sum-of-the-parts valuation on Yahoo comparing the company's value when it started ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider 2 days ago, 12:36pm CDT

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Marissa Mayer's Compensation And Stock Selling Not Linked To Performance

Source: Forbes Real Time

Marissa Mayer will make $200 million in total compensation for her first 5 years on the job. She's also been aggressively selling stock lately. Yet, the performance of Yahoo's core business has been dismal under he ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time 2 days ago, 9:28am CDT

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Investor Eric Jackson pesters Yahoo and its CEO, hoping to attract activist investor or buyer (Kara Swisher/Re/code)

Source: Techmeme

Kara Swisher / Re/code: Investor Eric Jackson pesters Yahoo and its CEO, hoping to attract activist investor or buyer  —  A Yahoo Fanboy Turns Critic: “I Am Committed to Remaining a Pest”  —  What exactly is investor and Forbes columnist Eric Jackson up to with his now month-old blog attack on Yahoo and, most poi ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme 3 days ago, 5:20pm CDT

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Yahoo Has Signs About Amazon All Over Its Campus

Source: The Business Insider

Here's something unusual spotted by Fast Company editor Harry McCracken. He says he's visiting Yahoo and there are signs about Amazon all over the campus. He's not sure why. A Yahoo employee tweeted back saying he didn't know why either. Our guess is that CEO Marissa Mayer wanted to put these things up to inspire employees by thinking about other successful tech companies. But that is just a guess. McCracken thinks Yahoo is rolling out the red carpet ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 5 days ago, 12:29pm CDT

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Women’s Health Editor Headed to Yahoo Health

Source: AdWeek

Women's Health editor Michele Promaulayko is leaving the print world to assume the same role at Yahoo Health, the company announced today. Promaulayko has been the editor of Rodale-owned Women’s Health for five years. Under her leadership, Women’s Health grew digitally and in print and won some of the magazine industry’s highest awards, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. ...
Source: AdWeek   Full article at: AdWeek 6 days ago, 12:58pm CDT

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This Quote Perfectly Sums Up How Yahoo Is Killing Everything It Buys (YHOO)

Source: The Business Insider

There was a time when Yahoo was one of the most successful internet companies in the world.  But in recent years, it’s made more headlines for overpaying for young startups, and destroying their value through mismanagement along the way.  Photo-sharing site Flickr is perhaps the best poster child for Yahoo’s struggles with startups.  Flickr, founded in 2004 by Stewart Butterfield, was once considered the best online photo-sharing service in the world. But a ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider Aug 12 2014, 6:07pm CDT

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Opinion: OnePlus women-only photo contest shows we still have a long way to go


I'm a woman, and I like technology.Sadly, I'm all too used to moments of ignorance and sexism as displayed by a now-seemingly pulled OnePlus contest.If you haven't already heard, OnePlus launched a contest to commemorate reaching 200,000 forum members in which only women – or "ladies," as we're referred to like a Tuesday night cover charge special – were asked to submit a photo of themselves with ...
Source:   Full article at: Aug 12 2014, 5:46pm CDT

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One Of The People Behind The First Company Marissa Mayer Bought At Yahoo Is Back With A New Company Called 'Sup'

Source: Business Insider

When Bart Stein and Keith Rabois first met, Rabois was trying to buy Stein's startup, Stamped. Rabois was COO at payment startup Square, but Stein and his co-founders decided to sell their company to their former Google boss, Marissa Mayer, instead. "They were crazy enough to turn me down for Yahoo," Rabois says.  Stein says, "Square and Stamped were both in the local space, and Stamped had built a core technical co ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider Aug 12 2014, 2:55pm CDT

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You see? Marissa Mayer was right about about WFH!

Source: CNBC

Well, there you have it—evidence straight from the government that Marissa Mayer was right about telecommuting!, says Jake Novak. ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC Aug 12 2014, 10:08am CDT

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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