For those of you who have not heard the big news yet, Yahoo! announced today that they have hired their new CEO and it is none other than Marissa Mayer, employee number 20 and the first female employee of Google.
Mayer’s hiring brings an immediate buzz back to Yahoo! that should allow them to reinvent themselves immediately to compete with Google. This is not to say that the results are guaranteed as Mayer has zero CEO experience. However, Mayer is highly respected, a media darling, and a ballsy woman who will not be afraid to shake up Yahoo! by bringing in her own staff to help bring Yahoo! back to the giant it once was.