Mayer will be the fifth CEO for the company in as many years, succeeding the interim chief Ross Levinsohn. Levinsohn took over for Scott Thompson this year, who was fired over resume inaccuracies after a high-profile hiring following the firing of Carol Bartz.
During her time at Google, Mayer became a well-known personality, and will now be one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley. Mayer was part of the team that designed the "look and feel" of Google search, Gmail and Google News.
"I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the Internet's premier destinations for more than 700 million users," added the new CEO in a statement.
Mayer spent thirteen years at Google, most recently overseeing 1000 product managers for the company's location and local services, including Google Maps.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jul 2012 23:28