Google exec takes over as Yahoo CEO
As the ever-revolving CEO door keeps turning, Marissa Mayer has left her position at Google and stepped in as chief executive officer of Yahoo. Mayer takes over the reins from interim-CEO Ross Levinson, who was appointed after his predecessor, Scott Thompson, was let go due to falsifying his credentials.
The announcement was made in a press release by Yahoo today, in which Mayer stated that:
"I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world."
Before heading to Yahoo, Mayer was most recently employed as Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google, but had previously been in charge of the Search product. Furthermore, Mayer was the 20th employee to first join Google and was one of the faces of the company at just 37 years old. She will be the 5th CEO to take over Yahoo in the past five years, and can only hope to help turn around the embattled company.