SAI's source tells us friends of hers in Yahoo's product organization recently met with Mayer, and the CEO loved the product they showed her.
Then came something very new to Yahoo.
Mayer told the team she loves the new product so much that she wants it shipped by December 1 – months ahead of the schedule the team itself had put together.
Mayer told the team they had one week to figure out if they could meet this deadline.
If, at the end of that week, the team decided they would not be able to meet the December 1 deadline, Mayer said she would find a team that could.
Whatever Mayer wants by December 1 has to be good. She is making it her first area of focus. Perfecting Yahoo Axis for mobile search could put Yahoo ahead of Google in search if Yahoo can make a deal with Apple who just fired Google.
Well with all the disappointment surrounding YHOO, I think we ought to be a bit cautious. I haven't seen one iota of evidence so far that would tell me Marissa is a good CEO I still think we let go of "the Man" Levinsohn.