Google veteran Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

By Shawn Knight · 17 replies
Jul 16, 2012
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  1. Yahoo has announced that one of the top executives from Google is taking over as their new CEO. Marissa Mayer resigned from her position at Google via telephone on Monday and will join Yahoo on Tuesday, ending her 13 year…

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,717   +857

    Bad career move - Yahoo! is falling apart at the seams.
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  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Guess it just depends on your perspective. It could be an awesome move if she actually pulls things together. Imagine having that on your resume heh. It's an opportunity and at the very worst from what I can see, she'll fail to revive a company most people already consider dead.
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  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,717   +857

    Yup, plus she'll no doubt pick up an insane paycheck (like she doesn't already do well enough with Google). I just haven't seen a whole lot of success in the "two steps forward, one step backward" career approach, especially in the hi-tech industry. Going to Yahoo! would be almost like taking over Blackberry RIM at this stage.

    At any rate, will be interesting to see how well she does.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Shocking news IMO, and a huge challenge for Marissa Mayer. Yahoo is still huge, but it's been in decadence mode for years.
    DragonMasterJay likes this.
  6. Who knows maybe Google might buyout Y! within a decade.
  7. eduardopozo

    eduardopozo TS Rookie

    "Marissa Mayer resigned from her position at Google via telephone on Monday"

    What a nice way to leave the company who made you...
  8. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Sweet, maybe Yahoo will have a little hope of recovery with a Google executive running it. She obviously isn't dumb if she's gotten this far though. I have a feeling she has a decent plan to turn it around for Yahoo.
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  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Don't forget that she also helped make that company. This is definitely a surprising move and the first thing out of my mouth was "Bad move!" but if you think about what Matthew said this could really be big for her. Also, it never hurts to see a really techie female doing it big!
  10. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Enthusiast Posts: 57

    Yahoo! is still a good company.... and think it's not a bad decision..... :) especially her pay would be premium ^_^
  11. Mayer already impressed me with her work at Google, so I hope she can turn a venerable company like Yahoo! around.
  12. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 88   +13

    Smart, and a looker too.
  13. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Well said. And at that level, especially when you are going to a competitor, you don't get to give a 2-week notice so that you can say goodbye to your buddies and conveniently copy a few GB of files onto your thumbdrive. Once she decided on that, Google would probably not even let her back into her office. No hard feelings.
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,671   +413

    If she is as smart as her looks , good , I guess.:)hmmm
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    It never It never hurts to see her :D

    I too was surprised at this announcement though. In the big scheme of things, she really doesn't have much to lose here. If Yahoo dies, she just moves on or retires, it isn't like she's hurting for money.
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,671   +413

    Gosh, now two smart ladies in the tech world, Kim Komando:


    & Marissa Mayer

  17. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I'm kind of surprised there isn't some sort of non-compete nonsense to worry about. I guess that isn't Google's perceived style, but Google *is* a business nonetheless, so just surprising.

    Mayer has been near the top of the food chain at Google since its early days.. I bet she has tremendous knowledge of Google's internal affairs, products and so forth.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,671   +413

    Good point.

    And she is also Pregnant

    Good pay, too, I guess

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