Fresh blood, hopefully she can move Yahoo forward. Being hot shouldn’t hurt either in the board room.
Yahoo’s (s yhoo) drawn-out search for a CEO has taken an unexpected turn with the company tapping Marissa Mayer, Google’s (s goog) first female engineer and the head of its location and local services, as its new chief Yahoo. Mayer, who used to lead Google’s search team, is now set to take over Yahoo starting tomorrow, according to a report in the New York Times.
Mayer was a surprise choice for Yahoo, which had been looking at elevating interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Yahoo confirmed the report in a press release, quoting Mayer as saying:
“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.”
The search process for Yahoo’s third CEO in a year started…
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