The connection was disclosed at Google, even if only at Mayer's prodding.
At the time of the acquisition announcement, a Verizon executive said no decision had been made about Mayer’s future at the company.
The July news that Verizon was acquiring Yahoo was met with somber (OK, not really that somber) finality.
But Zombie Yahoo has continued to generate lots of unwanted attention, with hacking disclosures and accusations of government-compelled spying.
Born: May 30, 1975Wausau, Wisconsin Education High School Wausau West High School Graduated 1993Undergraduate Stanford University, Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems specializing in Artificial Intelligence Graduated with honors June 1997Graduate Master of Science in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence Graduated June 1999Honorary Degrees Honrary Doctorate of Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology - 2008Family Background: Marissa Ann Mayer is the first child and only daughter of Michael and Margaret Mayer; the couple also have a son, Mason, born four years after his sister.
Her father was an environmental engineer who worked for water-treatment plants and her mother was an art teacher and stay-at-home mom who decorated their Wausau home with Marimekko prints -- a Finnish company known for its brightly colored designs against a clean white background.