Nicholas Carlson, the chief correspondent for Business Insider, has just published a book that goes deep into Yahoo under Marissa Mayer. Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo has details such as Mayer’s first day at work and her showdowns with activist investors and truculent executives. We brought Carlson into the podcast studio to ask him our questions:
Does Mayer have what it takes to turn around the lumbering giant that is Yahoo? Why does Carlson seem so fixated on Mayer’s hair and whether it’s wet or not? Who was the worst CEO in Yahoo’s history?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in our conversation with Carlson.
Plus, we tell you what to think about:
- Box going public any minute now. Cloud file-sharing company Box is apparently good and ready at last for its initial public offering.
- What you learn when you try on almost 60 wearables in one day. Only a few companies seem to have taken the time to make strapping a “smart” gadget to your body feel somewhat natural.
- Why Wickr CEO Nico Sell is trying to get teens interested in security. She is the sunglasses-wearing, ambitious founder and big boss of Wickr, a messaging app that encrypts your messages securely. But she’s got way bigger ambitions than just messaging.
All this is in our 30 minute podcast here.
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