Marissa Mayer, who was employee number 20 at Google, will be Yahoo's next president and chief executive. Mayer, 37, is the reason that Google's search homepage is simple and white with just a search bar. Recently, she was in charge of Google's location services, such as Google Maps, and oversaw 1,000 product managers.
Recently, Mayer answered a few questions on video for Discovery's Curiosity website about Internet trends. Thought-provoking stuff, given where she's coming from and where she's going.
About the question "What is the future of the Internet?", Mayer had this to say:
And about the question: "Has the Internet changed how we think about privacy?", this:
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Mayer, having been employed at Google for 13 years, was a visible and powerful executive, often tapped for keynotes at technology conferences. And with her move to Yahoo, she joins the small ranks of high-powered women in charge of big technology companies, including Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, and Virginia Rometty, the head of I.B.M.
At Yahoo, Mayer told the New York Times, she will work to leverage the Internet company’s email, finance and sports and do more with its video broadband and mobile businesses.
Photo: Marissa Mayer speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012. Credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AOL