17 Jul 2012

New chief executive at Yahoo

12:26 pm on 17 July 2012

Yahoo has appointed Marissa Mayer of Google as its latest chief executive. She is the company's third boss in the space of a year.

Yahoo has had a difficult year.

In May, chief executive Scott Thompson had to step down after accusations that he put a fake computer science degree on his CV.

In September 2011, Carol Bartz was fired after two-and-a-half years in the post.