Yahoo names Google's Mayer as chief executive

Yahoo has named Marissa Mayer as chief executive officer, appointing a technologist who has managed some of Google's most popular products to help stem user defections and reverse market-share losses that fueled three years of sales declines at the b

17th July, 2012
Yahoo names Marissa Mayer as new chief executive

Yahoo has named Marissa Mayer as chief executive officer, appointing a technologist who has managed some of Google's most popular products to help stem user defections and reverse market-share losses that fueled three years of sales declines at the biggest US web portal.

Mayer, a 13-year Google veteran, takes the helm as Yahoo prepares to report second-quarter results after the close of trading. She replaces Ross Levinsohn, who ran Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo on an interim...

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