Monday, July 16, 2012

Google Employee Number 20 is the New CEO of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer, one of the top executives at Google, will be the next C.E.O. of Yahoo.

Mayer was employee No. 20 at Google.

According to NYT, Mayer, 37, had for years been responsible for the look and feel of Google’s most popular products: the famously unadorned white search homepage, Gmail, Google News and Google Images. More recently, Ms. Mayer, an engineer by training whose first job at Google included computer programming, was put in charge of the company’s location and local services, including Google Maps, overseeing more than 1,000 product managers. She also sat on Google’s operating committee, part of a small circle of senior executives who had the ear of Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


  1. And according to she is pretty 'political.'

    Enjoy those Yahoo News selected articles that make the banner page(which are all most visitors bother looking at on most any site).

    "Mayer, 37, is a longtime Google executive who has participated in Democratic political fundraising drives. In 2010, she held a fundraiser at her house for President Barack Obama and has given to Obama annually since 2007. Last year, Mayer contributed $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund 2012. Mayer is an active Democratic fundraiser. In 2011, she gave $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee. In 2010, she gave two donations of $30,400 to the DNC, according to Open Secrets.
    She also has bundled between $100,000 and $200,000 for Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012, according to the Obama campaign."

  2. Hiring her was a no-brainer. Now I need to change my email address.