Marissa Mayer

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer admitted on Tuesday that her biggest weakness was making too many decisions, saying that she needed to learn to pull back and focus her energy on key strategic moments.

The chief executive has been busy: going on a buying spree including bagging Tumblr for $1bn, transforming Yahoo’s mobile team and appearing in the pages of VogueRead more

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer said that she wanted to do more with less on mobile apps and that she wanted to expand the web portal’s presence abroad, in her first appearance at an investor event since becoming chief executive. Read more

Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday evening, her husband said – but she’ll be back to work in a couple of weeks.

“Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great–we couldn’t be more excited!” tweeted Zach Bogue, a technology investor, on Monday morning. Read more

It was a big week not only for Yahoo but for Marissa Mayer, who capped her appointment as chief executive with the announcement that she is expecting her first child. Once the initial surprise had passed, Silicon Valley was abuzz with speculation about whether Mayer could be the spark that has been missing from Yahoo for the past few years.

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Yahoo’s appointment of Marissa Mayer as its new chief executive had already been lauded by many in the technology industry as a “coup” for the beleaguered internet company.

But as more details emerge of the appointment, the oft-criticised Yahoo board is likely to win praise from a wider constituency – one that normally only pays attention to Silicon Valley to point out the dismal ratio of male to female executives.

Ms Mayer, 37, is six months pregnant with her first child. “Another piece of good news today,” she tweeted.  Read more

Back in the dark, distant days when newspapers ruled the earth – make that the early 1970s – getting into print often made the difference between getting your issue heard and being invisible.

That’s why a candidate running for office in Florida sued the Miami Herald in 1972, demanding a right to have his opinion carried in the newspaper. The courts would have none of it, holding that the Herald had a right to make its editorial judgments.

Why is this relevant? Because Google is the new power in the land, and there are plenty of people who would like to get a better showing in its results pages. Besides the complaints to regulators and lawsuits, this has touched off a wider debate about “search neutrality” that Google’s Marissa Mayer (pictured) addresses in a comment piece in Thursday’s FTRead more