Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is staking the future of the largest U.S. Web portal on a six-year-old blogging startup with little revenue and a freewheeling stance on content created by users.
Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer has attempted unsuccessfully to unravel a 10-year search-advertising pact with Microsoft Corp. in favor of a deal with Google Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer plans to unveil tools for Internet search, including making it easier to find information on mobile devices, stepping up efforts to nab share from Google Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. surged after firing Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz, whose reign was marked by falling sales, lost share to rivals and a dispute with Asian partners that stunted growth in the world’s largest Web market.
Carol Bartz arrived at Yahoo! Inc. in January 2009 with a reputation for tough talk and turnarounds, having revived design software maker Autodesk Inc. The two California companies are 65 miles apart and worlds apart culturally -- a gap she has been unable to bridge.
Just as the technology industry’s glass ceiling is being shattered by high-profile executives like Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley is showing signs it’s still a boys club.