No More Working From Home for Yahoo Employees

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/23/13 04:45PM

When Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo, she was tasked with turning around a fading Internet giant. Yesterday, she got rid of one of the best perks of a job in the tech world — working from home. In a bid to promote productivity and collaboration between employees, head of Human Resources Jackie Reses outlined why lying in your underwear, balancing your laptop on your growing midsection, while stuffing your face with a mix of M&M's and Cheerios was just not going to cut it anymore as proper workplace etiquette:

How a Google Diva Ruined Rush Hour

Ryan Tate · 07/14/11 12:22PM

Marissa Mayer has a knack for summoning helpers, whether it's The Killers to her wedding, a Vogue photographer to her office, or Lady Gaga to her stage. But Google's know-it-all fashionbot outdid herself when she convinced police to block a key San Francisco artery during rush hour so she could upgrade her opulent penthouse.

Lady Gaga Googles Herself

Adrian Chen · 03/23/11 09:59AM

Earlier this week, Lady Gaga dropped by the Googleplex for a chat with Google VP Marissa Mayer. Luckily for the Internet, Google posted the entire 73-minute video to YouTube, in case you've got some dead time while marinating a skirt steak.

Googler's Barely-Legal Party Scandal

Ryan Tate · 06/07/10 02:06PM

They say money can't buy happiness, but Marissa Mayer sure has been trying. And now the Google VP's hedonism/masochism roller coaster has, we hear, earned her a police spanking after a birthday party went too wild.

Google's Chief of Fabulous Opens a Disco — In His Penthouse

Ryan Tate · 02/08/10 05:45PM

We couldn't persuade Orkut Büyükkökten to invite us to his opulent birthday-and-housewarmingparty Saturday, but we won't hold it against him. After all, Google's ambassador to the gay party scene had to fit several billionaires between his new dance poles.

The Google Princess' Fairy Tale Wedding

Ryan Tate · 11/16/09 02:41PM

Marissa Mayer, Google's data-driven planner extraordinaire, has gone to work on her personal life: Friends of the VP are showing off the fancy wedding invites she just sent out — and talking about the three-day nuptials she's planning.

A Top Googler's Ominous Radio Fight

Ryan Tate · 11/05/09 02:01PM

Google is trying to break into the music business. But the squeaky-clean company is aiming at a very grungy market, as Oscar de la Renta-wearing VP Marissa Mayer discovered during a recent — ultimately contentious — radio appearance.

Marissa Mayer, Temptress of Google

Ryan Tate · 10/22/09 07:56PM

"Marissa unintentionally encourages promiscuity," managing editor Robert Thomson said. Uh, really? Yes! Since the font used to attribute quotes on this Google News page is too small for Thomson's taste, search chief Mayer is encouraging "digital disloyalty" among readers who are the actual legal property of the Wall Street Journal.

Bing Heats Google Ice Queen

Ryan Tate · 10/22/09 11:41AM

It's been ten years since Microsoft decisively buried Netscape, and Silicon Valley is still frightened of the monster in Redmond, Washington. Even giant Google is paranoid; the company is increasingly said to be chasing Microsoft's tail lights.

Google Patents World's Simplest Home Page

Ryan Tate · 09/02/09 12:10PM

After a five-and-a-half-year fight, Google and its attorneys have managed to convince federal bureaucrats to bestow a patent on the company's iconic home page. We always thought the page was brain-dead simple, but apparently it's an innovative "graphical user interface."