[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Yahoo has appointed Marissa Mayer as president and chief executive officer and member of the board.

Most recently, Ms. Mayer was responsible for Local, Maps, and Location Services for Google, the company’s suite of local and geographical products including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. Ms.¬†Mayer joined Google in 1999 as its 20th employee and led efforts for many of Google’s most recognizable products, including the development of its flagship search product and iconic homepage for over ten years.

“I’m incredibly excited to start my new role at Yahoo tomorrow,” said Ms. Mayer, writing on Google Plus.

Ms. Mayer received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both degrees. She is credited as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.

Ms. Mayer is also on the board of directors at Walmart from June this year.

[Image Courtesy: Ms. Mayer]

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