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Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer’s second week is showing even more signs of what the company will be like under her regime. In short: It will be just like Google, from whence she came. Praise be: Yahoogle lives! Wasting little time, Mayer has added a weekly Friday afternoon all-hands meeting, which kicked off this past week at the company’s Sunnyvale HQ.
And, at the 4:30 pm PT confab, she announced — to the shock of some bean counters at Yahoo, worried about the cost, but to the thrill of hungry engineers — that henceforth the food in Yahoo’s URLs Cafe — but only in Silicon Valley for now — will be free. Just like it has been done at Google for eons.
Indeed not, and Mayer has been up to much more serious business, said several sources, most especially pushing product innovation as the savior for Yahoo to anyone who will listen. Better email! Better Flickr! Better search! Better ad-serving! In other words, better every product Yahoo has to offer.