Google's Mayer named Yahoo!'s CEO

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16 (UPI) -- Yahoo! announced Monday it has lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become the Internet search engine's president and chief executive officer.

Pepsi chief named most powerful woman

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of Pepsi Co. was ranked first on Fortune Magazine's annual list of the 50 most powerful women in 2008.

Al Gore to speak in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is to share his experiences in new media at the Edinburgh Television Festival. Also speaking at the festival will be Sir David Attenborough, Armando Iannucci and the creators of the animated series South Park, Matt Stone

Google fights IE7 in Washington, Brussels

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Google Inc. is complaining to Washington and Brussels about the way Microsoft Corp. is muscling its way into the Internet search business. Of particular concern to Google is Microsoft's new Web browser, Internet Explorer 7, which includes a search box in

Google introduces new search tool

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- California-based Internet search engine Google Thursday introduced a feature that can track data from multiple personal computers.

Google launches new toolbar

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Google launched Monday the latest version of its toolbar.

Google Maps combines with Google Local

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., says it has combined its Google Maps service with Google Local, moving both out of beta, or testing, status.

Google launches new application service

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Google launched Monday a comprehensive Internet application service.

Google launching new local search tool

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Google, the California-based Web-search technology concern, unveiled a new service to help Internet users look for local information.
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Marissa Mayer

Marissa Ann Mayer (born on May 30,1975) is Vice President of Location and Local Services at the search engine company Google. She acts as a gatekeeper for their product release process, determining when or whether a particular Google product is ready to be released to users. She has become one of the public faces of Google, providing a number of press interviews and appearing at events frequently to speak on behalf of the company.

After graduating from Wausau West High School in 1993, Mayer was one of two delegates from Wisconsin selected by the Governor of that state to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. The NYSC is funded by the NYSF

Mayer received her B.S. in Symbolic systems, graduating with honors, and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence. In 2009, the Illinois Institute of Technology granted Mayer an honoris causa doctorate degree honoring her pathfinding work in the field of search.

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