Long-time Google executive Marissa Mayer has been named president and CEO of Yahoo. Google's 20th employee resigned from Google yesterday. She starts her new job as Chief Yahoo first thing Tuesday and is Yahoo's sixth CEO in the past 12 months.
This issue contains a look at recent Yahoo changes, the planned phase-out of Google Premium Sponsorships and recaps top search engine stories from mid-April 2003.
In December, I called for search engines to get beyond the hype of who is biggest or freshest and develop a commonly-accepted means of measuring actual relevancy. Now, the first such third-part test like this in ages has been done.