1. Verizon-Yahoo Deal Closes, Marissa Mayer Resigns

    Verizon-Yahoo Deal Closes, Marissa Mayer Resigns

    It’s official: Verizon finally buys Yahoo CEOs had tried and failed to fix Yahoo before Mayer, a first-time chief executive who formerly ran Google Maps and its local advertising business. “She will get a pass, because Yahoo has been such a difficult organization to grow,” said Jennifer Chatman, a UC Berkeley Haas School of Business professor...

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    1. She will get a pass, because Yahoo has been such a difficult organization to grow.
    2. The question I would have in my mind is, does she have the strategic acumen to lead and grow a large organization.
    3. Given the inherent changes to my role, I'll be leaving the company.
    4. The close of this transaction represents a critical step in growing the global scale needed for our digital media company.
    5. They both have major challenges, and putting them together by themselves doesn't solve those challenges.
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