29 Apr '12, 5am

Marissa Mayer: Google’s Chic Geek via IEEE Spectrum

Mayer was the first female engineer and among the first 20 people hired at Google. She was a major force behind its user interface. For 10 years, she ran its core search business while the company demolished such competitors as AltaVista, Lycos, and Excite. Now, at age 37, she’s in charge of one of Google’s hottest bunch of technologies: location and local services. She oversees more than 1000 engineers and product managers who are refining Google Maps, Google Places, and Google Earth and also developing the technology behind applications that may revolutionize the mobile Web as much as the search engine transformed the original one.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/marissa-mayer...

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