PHOTOS: Yahoo! new CEO Marissa Mayer

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  • NEW YORK - APRIL 19: VP of Search products and User Experience at Google, Marissa Mayer poses for photos at the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications at The Waldorf Astoria on April 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
  • NEW YORK - APRIL 19: VP of Search products and User Experience at Google, Marissa Mayer poses for photos at the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications at The Waldorf Astoria on April 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - APRIL 19: VP of Search products and User Experience at Google, Marissa Mayer poses for photos at the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications at The Waldorf Astoria on April 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
  • NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Google Inc. Vice President Marissa Mayer attends the 2008 National Design Awards gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
  • US computer scientist and Google manager Marissa Ann Mayer gestures as she gives an interview 21 January 2008 in Munich, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO DDP/OLIVER LANG GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US computer scientist and Google manager Marissa Ann Mayer gestures as she gives an interview 21 January 2008 in Munich, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO DDP/OLIVER LANG GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 27: Marissa Mayer attends the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 27, 2009 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Burda Media)
  • Google vice president of search Marissa Mayer announces Google's new music service feature called OneBox, at Capitol Records headquarters in Los Angeles on October 28, 2009. Google said OneBox, a product of their newly announced alliance with Lala.com and MySpace-owned iLike, will stream line the process of searching for, listening to and buying music on the Web. (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Marissa Mayer, Google, looks on during a portrait session at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 26, 2009 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Burda Media)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Marissa Mayer, Google, looks on during a portrait session at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 26, 2009 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Burda Media)
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Google VP of Location and Local Services Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 held at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse on September 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Marissa Mayer of Google onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 at Pier 94 on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for AOL)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Marissa Mayer of Google onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 at Pier 94 on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for AOL)
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Google VP of Location and Local Services Marissa Mayer speaks onstage at Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 held at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse on September 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Marissa Mayer of Google speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 day 3 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AOL)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Marissa Mayer of Google speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 day 3 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AOL)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Marissa Mayer of Google speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 day 3 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AOL)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Marissa Mayer of Google onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 at Pier 94 on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for AOL)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 08: Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer speaks during an announcement September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google announced the launch of Google Instant, a faster version of Google search that streams results live as you type your query. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - As a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, Marissa Mayer played an instrumental role in developing many of the services that have tormented Yahoo as its appeal waned among Web surfers, advertisers and investors.

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