Yahoo Picks Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO2012-07-17 08:49 by Daniela
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Yahoo has picked Google's Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, replacing Scott Thompson, the former PayPal president who left the Yahoo post less than six months into his tenure following a controversy about his college education.
Mayer previously worked for Yahoo rival Google, joining the internet giant in 1999 as its 20th employee and first female software engineer. She recently worked on projects including Local, Maps and Location Services, helping the firm to develop products including Google Earth, Street View and Local Search.
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