Sunday 25 February 2018

Emma Barnett: Yahoo is a poisoned chalice, even for Google's golden girl Marissa Mayer

Marrisa Mayer during her time with Google
Marrisa Mayer during her time with Google

MARISSA Mayer, Yahoo’s new chief executive, may be excited to start in her new role today, but she has taken on mission impossible.

The internet has been abuzz with Mayer’s shock appointment as the new Yahoo chief over the last 12 hours. She starts at the helm today after an impressive 13-year career at Google.

However, despite being the company’s 20th employee and its first female engineer, in the last couple of years – she has been slowly edged out of the power circle surrounding Larry Page – Google’s co-founder and chief executive since last April.

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