Road Gets Harder for Mayer – NDTV Gadgets
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may have rescued the embattled Internet company from the doldrums but the road up ahead is going to be more difficult, Reuters reported on NDTV Gadgets. Financial analysts interviewed for the story believed that Mayer had earned passing marks for the first six months of her tenure but whether she will be able to fix it for the long-term still remains to be seen. Michael Binger of Gradient Investments says that while Yahoo! is already “off of life support,” he still “struggles to see the new avenues of growth.” BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis opines that for Mayer to “drive [Yahoo] further” she has “to fix the properties.” Michael Yoshikami, CEO of Destination Wealth Management, meanwhile believes that Mayer has the “street credibility” which will give her the time she needs to get on Wall Street’s good graces and improve Yahoo!’s performance. But tough competition from Google and Facebook is certainly going to make Mayer’s job even more challenging.
Sandberg Calls for Open Dialogue about Family Plans of Female Employees – Mail Online
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg believes that “employers should be allowed to ask women about their plans for children,” Ruth Whitehead of Mail Online reported. The married mother of two who steered Facebook to the social media giant that it is today, called for a more open dialogue about the issue when she spoke about boosting women’s role in economic decision-making at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg’s call has reference to a “U.S. law which essentially prohibits employers from asking female job applicants if they are planning to have children in the future.” The United Kingdom also has a similar law. By getting these discussions out in the open, the Facebook COO hopes to break the stereotypes that hold women back at work. Her book Lean In which encourages women to advance in the workplace is scheduled for release this March.
Hillary Clinton: Another Run for the White House? – CNN
Will Hillary Clinton make another bid for the presidency in 2016? CNN’s Paul Steinhauser and Jamie Crawford report that the outgoing Secretary of State may have a different answer this year compared to her responses last year where she downplayed another White House run. In an interview with CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty and Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott, Clinton said that she has “enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused” and that she is “looking forward to this next chapter in my life, whatever it is.” This seemed quite different to what she told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer last year where she stated that making another attempt for her party’s presidential nomination is “not in the future for me.” American voters will have to wait for four years to see if Clinton has indeed changed her mind about making another run for the White House.
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