Will Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo!?


Few people in Silicon Valley command more respect than Marissa Mayer. She’s known as a smart person who can make big things happen. Yahoo! shares recently hit an 18-month high as investors gained confidence in her abilities even while she opts to keep detailed plans under wraps. Still, there are naysayers. Business Insider suggests Yahoo’s board may have made a mistake hiring Mayer and plenty of people are making a stink about her work/home life. I personally don’t believe that the question we should be asking is whether or not Marissa is capable of making big things happen at Yahoo!—she is. The question is will she actually make big things happen. To help you make up your mind on the matter, our tech panelists are here to give you their two cents.

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No, of course she won’t. That’s why it’s called hyperbole. But can she turn Yahoo! around? Watching the Internet giant become a multinational in search of a business model is like watching your favourite rock band from high school put out a reunion album. You know they’ve probably got it in them, but you half-wonder if it’s worth it. Nostalgia and reality should never be in the same room. ...

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