Marissa Mayer obviously felt dissed by Google and had no plans to just lay down and play dead. She’s doing a great job at Yahoo from what I hear from every friend who works at Yahoo.
However, Yahoo does not have the power and resources to actually compete with Google. Now if Microsoft were to buy Yahoo and name Marissa CEO? All of a sudden, you have a company poised to really give Google a run for its money.
I’m sure she’d be chomping at the bit to prove to Larry Page that he made a blunder by reducing her power at Google. As a bonus, the tech media would have the ready made comparison to how Steve Jobs sold NeXT to Apple, became CEO and transformed Apple.
I would love to see this happen. Even if she didn’t succeed in besting Google, the result would be interesting to watch.
What do you all think?