Peter Kafka

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Google’s Marissa Mayer Headed to Walmart Board

Google’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a board seat with the world’s biggest retailer. Mayer, Google’s vice president of local and maps, has been nominated to join Walmart’s board of directors. Assuming her nomination goes through, it will be her first board seat at a major corporation. Walmart already has a Silicon Valley power player on its board — Accel’s Jim Breyer has been there since 2001.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google