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Biographical details on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer


On Monday, Yahoo released quarterly results for the third quarter, the first one under former Google executive Marissa Mayer. She is Yahoo's fifth CEO in as many years, not including two who served on an interim basis. Here are some biographical details on her.

NAME: Marissa Mayer

AGE: 37

TITLE: CEO, Yahoo Inc.

EDUCATION: B.S. in symbolic systems and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both. She received an honorary doctorate of engineering.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Started at Google Inc. in 1999 as its first female engineer and 20th employee overall. Most recently responsible for Google's mapping products, location services, Google Local, Street View and a slew of other products. Helped create Google's flagship search service and the well-known white-background home page the company is still known for. Started at Yahoo on July 17.


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