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Google's Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO

Original post made on Jul 17, 2012

Yahoo has appointed Google executive Marissa Mayer as its new chief executive officer, the company announced today, July 16. Mayer, 37, a Palo Alto resident, will take the helm on Tuesday, July 17, as president, CEO and member of the board of directors.

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Posted by Tex Avery Aooga
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

I hope she does it...and keeps looking great in gowns and cocktail dresses while doing it. Has anyone seen the pictorial on The Gate? Not that its a high bar, but she's gotta be in the running for cutest CEO. That's aside from her obvious professional credentials.

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Posted by juniperk
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

well, yahoo has been on the wrong path for a while. The thinking with the board of directors is that they can't do worse than what they have done when they hired Carol Bartz and the other guy who lied on his resume. This is definitely move from bad to worse. The board of directors are clearly incompetent and they all need to resign for such a dismal performance. Marissa is going to be another Carol bartz, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman and clearly overrated by the nth degree. The expectations are high and the outcome is going to be so bad.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2012 at 7:03 am

Kind of sad that the first couple of comments riff largely on the fact that she's a woman, by commenting on her appearance or assuming that she will be just like (paraphrasing) "all those other female CEOs".

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Posted by O.G. Whizz
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

Tom, people riff on what interests them. Most really have no other interest. Since her appearance _is_ unique wrt the photos people have seen of other CEOs, male or female, so its natural. You only riffed on what other people posted. If you have other things that you feel should be discussed regarding the new CEO you're free to post it.

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