Rumors have it. We just got the news on one of the most reliable resources The New York Times that Marissa Mayer is heading up for the next big position. This time it’s not with Google, and neither her own new startup. It’s the big old cornered tiger, Yahoo. Yes, she’s going to hit the big office and be the CEO at Yahoo.
Marissa Ann Mayer is one of the most, perhaps the first prominent figure in tech industry. She received her B.S. in symbolic systems, graduating with honors, and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. In 2009, the Illinois Institute of Technology granted Mayer an honoris causa doctorate degree honoring her pathfinding work in the field of search.
Mayer was the first female engineer hired at Google and one of their first 20 employees, joining the company in June 1999. Prior to joining Google, Mayer worked at the UBS research lab (Ubilab) in Zurich, Switzerland, and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.
Mayer had notable public involvement with Google Search and Gmail, and can be considered significantly responsible for the success of these UI’s. Fortune magazine lists her as one of the 50 most powerful women in the world and the youngest woman ever to make the list.
Yahoo Press Release on appointing Marissa Mayer as the new Chief Executive Officer.
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