Newly named Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer comes with an impressive track record of achievement. She was one of Google's first employees and its first female engineer. But Yahoo's troubles will present her with new challenges.
These days, it is unusual to see people with pagers on their belts. The hot accessory and workplace essential has mostly been replaced by the cellphone. Pagers now are used primarily by people in the health care industry.
Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, is not the first woman to head a high-profile technology company. But the former Google executive is one of the few female computer scientists to reach such a pinnacle. Will her rise inspire more women to enter the technology field?
Former Google executive Marissa Mayer is now the new CEO of Yahoo. It is noteworthy both because she is one of a select few women in executive positions in Silicon Valley and because after the announcement she said she is soon expecting her first child. Audie Cornish speaks with former executive and long-time Valley resident Robin Wolaner about the news.
More seniors are texting, e-mailing and using Facebook. They say social media helps them stay connected to family. Host Michel Martin talks with grandmothers Barbara Graham and Denise Crenshaw about how they got plugged in. Grandparents.Com editor Ellen Breslau also joins the conversation.
The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
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