Marissa Mayer has been CEO of Yahoo for two years. In that time, there has been no shortage of speculation about her plans for the company.
Yahoo is constantly subjected to the question "is it a tech company or a media company?" ever since Steve Jobs stopped by the company's headquarters. The question points to the widely held assumption that, to succeed, the company will need to learn to compete at a high level in one of those two industries.
It has become clear that Mayer does not agree. "In short, it doesn't matter. What matters is that we build products that people love," she recently said in response to the question.
Her overall strategy does seem to reflect that idea. Under her direction, Yahoo has both invested heavily in major media names like Katie Couric and David Pogue as well as in technology companies like Tumblr and Aviate.
But judging by the numbers, Mayer's report card for the last two years reads like a C-.
(Jason Abbruzzese. Marissa Mayer's 2-Year Report Card at Yahoo: C-. Mashable. July 16, 2014.)