Few women have joined or founded startups and gained the kind of experience that enables their careers to explode like Marissa Mayer's. Here are specific recommendations on accelerating the pace of women in high-tech.
By Jack Hidary and Cindy Padnos
The announcement Monday that Yahoo (YHOO) selected Marissa Mayer as its new chief is a great signal for Silicon Valley. Marissa joined Google (GOOG) as its 20th employee back in 1999 MOREJul 17, 2012 9:55 AM ET
Also: The fireworks fly between Peter Thiel and Eric Schmidt at this year's Brainstorm Tech conference.
New Yahoo CEO Mayer is pregnant [FORTUNE]
Marissa Mayer, the Google executive who today was named Yahoo's new chief executive, is pregnant. Mayer told Fortune exclusively that her first child is due October 7. It's a boy! "He's super-active," Mayer told me in a phone call tonight, three hours after Yahoo announced her appointment. "He moves around a lot. My MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 17, 2012 6:00 AM ET
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* Fortune's annual Brainstorm Tech conference kicks off later this afternoon with the day's speakers including Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Square COO Keith Rabois, and Stephanie Tilenius, Google VP of Commerce and Payments. Keep checking the Web site throughout the day for the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Google's new Maps and Local VP Mayer says users are moving to mobile fast and Google will have layers of useful information waiting for them.
FORTUNE -- Despite a recent management reorganization at Google (GOOG), Marissa Mayer, now vice president of Maps and Local, says it's business of usual, describing the company atmosphere as "optimistic." At TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Mayer focused on the progress of her division, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 25, 2011 6:10 PM ET
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The attacks on Sony's various web servers may not be over. A group of hackers claims it's planning to hit Sony's Web site this weekend and publish a good chunk of the information they steal: possibly customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers. Should that come to pass, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 6, 2011 6:30 AM ET
Lady Gaga stopped by the GooglePlex for an hour plus interview with Marissa Mayer.
Lady Gaga obviously met some of the higher-ups including extrovert/introvert opposite Larry Page, above. Full video below, in which she spends some time talking to the audience about YouTube's role in popular culture:Seth Weintraub - Mar 22, 2011 10:44 PM ET
Google will start to push mobile services that help, before you even ask.
When Google (GOOG) Instant was released, everyone was impressed at how fast search results came back, usually before you finished typing. But Google wants to bring you results before you even type.
Google and Android's next big thing is contextual discovery.
Imagine looking at your mobile device and, based on your location, time of day, past behavior and maybe even the characters MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 6, 2011 2:08 PM ET
...and letting go of Groupon.
Media Bistro does a quick interview with Marissa Mayer today outlining her new role at Google (GOOG) in the location space. The chief takeaway is that Mayer acknowledges Google's attempt to buy Groupon and states that Google will use its existing properties to build internally what it wanted to buy for $6 billion. Of course it could make some smaller purchases to help the cause.
On buying companies, Mayer said, "I think MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 3, 2011 4:44 PM ET
Though some love has recently been lost over the past few years, Google's brass still admire Steve Jobs
In comments made at last night's Time Person of the Year Panel, Google's VP of Location Marissa Mayer lavished praise on Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs and his role in Silicon Valley and American entrepreneurialism.
"I think if you look at what he's done for the world in terms of popularizing the personal computer, the iPod, iTunes, MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 12, 2010 1:43 PM ET
The former vice president of search product and user experience at Google has shifted focus to Location based services.
At Disrupt last month, Marisa Mayer took an interesting question from the audience:
Audience Q: I know you're happy at Google but let's assume you quit tonight and you leave what would you be interested in building, like, what industry, what would you do?
Marisa: I really love building consumer web products. And so, I MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 12, 2010 4:39 PM ET
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