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Marissa Mayer Salary: Yahoo’s New CEO

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Yahoo on Thursday disclosed the salary of new CEO Marissa Mayer.

According to the documents, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayer will receive an annual base salary of $1 million. She will also receive a yearly bonus of 200 percent of her base salary.

Her annual equity award for 2012 will be $12 million, half in restricted stock that vests over three years, and half as a stock option that vests over 30 months.

If she remains with the company for five years, she will be eligible for a massive performance and retention award of $30 million, which vests over five years. Yahoo’s filing details the one-time award thus:


Marissa Mayer Bio: Meet The New CEO Yahoo

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Marissa Mayer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo Inc. has hired top Google executive Marissa Mayer as its fifth CEO in as many years, not including two who served on an interim basis. She starts her new job on Tuesday. Here are some biographical details on her:

  • NAME: Marissa Mayer
  • AGE: 37
  • EDUCATION: B.S. in symbolic systems and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both. She received an honorary doctorate of engineering.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Started at Google Inc. in 1999 as its first female engineer and 20th employee overall. Most recently responsible for Google’s mapping products, location services, Google Local, Street View and a slew of other products. Helped create Google’s flagship search service and the well-known white-background home page the company is still known for.
  • BOARD SEATS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet.
  • QUOTE: “I look forward to working with the company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.”

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How To Check If Your Email Was Affected By The Yahoo Breach

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More details are surfacing about the security breach at Yahoo that led to approximately 450,000 account logins and passwords being revealed online in plain text, including the fact that thousands of accounts with other services — Gmail and Hotmail among them — may also be exposed.

So how can you tell if you’re among the hacked? Tech Crunch has pointed to the security source Securi, a web monitoring site, where users can verify whether they’re among the victims of the leak.

Click here to visit Securi and see if your own information was compromised.

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How to Create and Remember Strong Passwords

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Cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article was updated from one that appears on after the Yahoo password breach on July 12, 2012

A strong and confidential password is essential, not just for financial sites, but for social networking sites too. With social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, there’s the danger of people faking their way into the site and posting something embarrassing about you or others. They could use your account for hate speech or to bully or defame another person or put something on your site that jeopardizes your reputation or even your safety. Another risk is that they could use your online profile to assume your identity as part of a con, such as logging into a person’s Facebook account and using it to solicit money from his friends to a “friend” out of a tight spot.


Startup Lets You Unsubscribe to All Newsletter Mailing Lists at Once, which started as a simple hack for unsubscribing to emails, is the startup behind this improvement, and it’s launching a redesigned product on Monday. For the first time, users can compile the newsletters they do want to receive into a one-email-per-day digest.