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Will The New Yahoo CEO Focus On Local Businesses?



Google executive Marissa Mayer named Yahoo's new chief executive

Marissa Mayer - named to be CEO of Yahoo, Inc. This is exciting news!

hire former Googlers to higher-ranking positions at Yahoo! than they could ever expect at Google, which has matured to the point where vertical growth is all the more difficult to obtain.


New HR chief to focus on key asset: Yahoos themselves

So it's interesting that the new executive vice president of people and development, Jacqueline Reses, comes from a private equity and investment background. At Apax Partners, Reses led the group that was focused on media and technology investments. That might lead to the conclusion that Mayer sees the road to Yahoo's growth through mergers and acquisitions.