According to various news reports Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, co-founder David Filo and others plan to resign from the company's board when it completes its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon.
Technology rock star Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer was Google's first female engineer. She started with Google in 1999 as employee number 20. Mayer worked at Google for 13 years, rising to the role of senior vice president.
Mayer was appointed president and CEO of Yahoo on July 16, 2012. Mayer led Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr in a $1.1 billion acquisition on May 20, 2013. During the summer of 2013, Mayer was looking more like a rock star that a corporate executive as she appeared in an issue of Vogue magazine. Mayer fueled a lot of debate on her office life, mixed with motherhood. At the peak of Mayer's success in 2013, Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson released the "unauthorized biography" of the Yahoo executive. The biography tells the story of how the painfully shy teenage from small town Wisconsin went on to be the successful geeky girl at Google.
Mayer delivered the keynote address at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014. After a demonstration of the Yahoo News Digest, the keynote went on to pitch several products and services. First a new vision for a series of digital magazines was demonstrated, Yahoo Smart TV that recommends shows for your viewing was illustrated, followed by a discussion of trends for Yahoo owned site Tumblr. The keynote address ended with a presentation on various Yahoo advertising products.
While Yahoo was delivering the message that that they are a big player in the world of news and entertainment, the Marissa Mayer keynote felt a lot more like an hour long infomercial for Yahoo products, rather than anything engaging or entertaining.
One of the keynote speeches at the Consumer Electronics Show was delivered by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
From a business and technology perspective, Marissa is a sharp lady who looks like she has the talent to lead and succeed. We were looking forward to her keynote speech. Maybe our expectations were out of line, the speech seemed more like an hour long infomercial that the visionary tech talk we were expecting.
For Yahoo as a company, the speech was an outline back to where they started, and perhaps back to dominance on the web. The Journey of Yahoo
In the mid 1990s home based computers started plugging into telephone lines to embark on a new journey to a digital somewhere that had no tangible form.
Before the mid 1990s cyberspace was place that existed in science fiction books and movies. Cyberspace represent an imaginary place somewhere beyond the physical world of wires and technology. Many metaphors were used to describe this new place, such as information superhighway.