This was unexpected. Google executive Marissa Mayer has been named as the new CEO of Yahoo.
Mayer is a well-known face at Google. She is also one of the oldest employees at the search engine giant.
She has been responsible for some of the biggest products offered by Google including their search engine, Gmail, Google News and Google Image Search.
We can only assume that her joining Yahoo could result in greater synergies between the two companies.
Yahoo has been collaborating deeply with Microsoft services. They also recently joined hands with Facebook. Both of these companies are the biggest rivals of Google.