Marissa Mayer

Survey says: female CIOs make inroads

Cracking the glass ceiling?

After all the news about a scarcity of women in the top management of companies (and in the ranks of engineers), here’s a bright spot:…

Why is Dan Loeb selling his Yahoo stock? And why now?

Dan Loeb, the activist investor and CEO of Third Point, is selling a substantial part of his Yahoo stock, making a profit of $655 million and leaving the board along with his two appointees. The question is why, and more importantly, why now?

Yahoo purchases content pinning site

Yahoo has acquired content pinning and curation site The site lets users “snip,” save and share articles or excerpts from around the web in a graphical interface and fits with Yahoo’s goal of acquiring small companies and focusing on content.

Marissa Mayer’s first buy: recommendation app Stamped

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new CEO, made her first acquisition: Stamped, a mobile recommendation app. The details were not released but it appears this was a talent acquisition. The Stamped employees will form a new mobile product team for Yahoo.

5 ways Marissa Mayer plans to change Yahoo

In the investor call following Yahoo’s third quarter earnings report, new CEO Marissa Mayer laid out her vision for the company going forward. “The best days lie ahead,” she said. “We intend to do great things and we intend to win.”

Yahoo — rotten to core? I think so

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer yesterday briefed the troops on what comes next for the beleaguered Internet giant. She shared some ideas, but frankly those aren’t enough for I think the rot is too deep and cultural for the company to make a comeback.

Google would love to bounce Bing from Yahoo

Would Google chairman Eric Schmidt like his company’s search engine to replace Microsoft Bing as the default search in Do you really have to ask? If so, the answer is yes, according to reports out of Japan.

Why Marissa Mayer may not be a good fit for Yahoo

Former Google executive Marissa Mayer looks to some like the savior Yahoo and its shareholders have been waiting for. But her focus in the past has been on technology and product development, and that may not be what a media company like Yahoo really needs.

Yahoo names Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO

Yahoo’s drawn-out search for a CEO has taken an unexpected turn with the company stealing away Marissa Mayer, Google’s first female engineer and the head of its location and local services, as its new chief Yahoo. Mayer takes over as president and CEO Tuesday.

Google Promotes Mayer To Oversee Local

Google (NSDQ: GOOG), which has slowly been ramping up its local efforts, has now appointed one of its most-visible executives to lead the in…

Google Gives Image Search an Overdue Refresh

Google launched a redesign of Google Images that includes “infinite scroll” and image-based advertising today. Though Google Images currently contains more than 10 billion images and sees more than 1 billion page views every day, it had been largely untouched since launching in 2001.

Work Hacks: How to Run Meetings Google-style

For many of us, “meeting hell” is a perennial and ongoing problem, sapping both productivity and morale from our work days. So how does one of the world’s most innovative corporate cultures tackle the problem of badly managed meetings? What would Google do?

Impressions of My First Grueling Day at Le Web

I am at Le Web, which is being held in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris. I’ve been in the city, which is currently gray and wet, for about 48 hours. Following is a recap of the first two days.