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Burden Of Search UI Innovation Now Falls To Yahoo Veteran Laurie Mann

Laurie Mann has been promoted to run Yahoo Search. Mann, who is a man, has been senior vice president of engineering operations at Yahoo since 2002. Prior to that Mann spent a number of years at Oracle in various engineering roles. The news was first reported late last night by AllThingsD. Mann fills the position that was previously held for approximately three years by Shashi Seth. Seth left Yahoo in January. He was charged with “innovating in search” on top of the Microsoft algorithm and search index. He presided over a period in which Yahoo saw its share of the US search market decline from just over 17 percent to about 12 percent today. Much of those loses have gone to partner Search Alliance partner Microsoft. During an interview at the recent Goldman Sachs Technology Conference in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expressed frustration that the objective of the ...

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