Marissa Mayer, the news-making Yahoo chief executive officer, marks her one-year anniversary on the job, and the results are decidedly mixed. But I still like her.

(I remember the big dust up when she signed on, just because she happened to be pregnant when she took the job. Hard to believe we were still arguing about that kind of stuff just last year …)

At any rate, Mayer's been on a tear, picking up 17 companies in 12 months – with the big one coming with the company's $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. She's also ordered a consolidation and update of the company's mobile apps, scaling back from 75 to around 12-15. Finally, the original search engine redesigned it home page for the first time in four years – and probably at least four year too late.

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