Marissa Mayer, the long-time Google executive, has been named Yahoo CEO, the New York Times first reported.
She resigned from Google Monday and starts at Yahoo Tuesday.
Mayer had been at Google for 13 years, where she lead products such as search and local. She told the Times, “it was a reasonably easy decision” to take the Yahoo job as it’s “one of the best brands on the Internet.”
It can't get bigger and better than this for Yahoo. Just the name is inspiring enough for me to buy Yahoo stock. So there was something in Yahoo that other's could not see.
It will be interesting to see how Marissa manages the search relationship with Bing considering her Google pedigree.