Will the latest Google-sourced new executive of Yahoo finally take the ailing tech firm out of the financial doldrums?
By: Ringo Bones
Every Yahoo executive that had been replaced due to their inability to take the tech firm out of the financial doldrums had been fodder of late-night comedians during the past few years - especially when the punch-line of the joke goes “just found out he or she is being replaced while using Google’s search engine”. But will a new Google-sourced executive finally make Yahoo’s bottom line economically viable again?
Tech firm Yahoo recently announced the appointment of former Google executive Marissa Mayer as their new chief in July 17, 2012. Meyer was the first woman engineer at Google. Not only that, Marissa Mayer is also currently pregnant with a baby due out in October. Will this move finally spell success for Yahoo since the tech firm has been facing an uphill battle in recruiting top I.T. talent from both Google and Facebook for a couple of years now?
Given that it became the widely-accepted search-engine used by ordinary non-I.T. tech people years before it was overtaken by Google, Yahoo (officially spelled Yahoo! – with an exclamation point at the end) has since been facing an uphill competition with the upstart Google for over a decade. As far as I know, it is only here in South-East Asia or in some parts of India, places where there are more Yahoo! users than Google.