Digital Industry Cheers as Yahoo Names Google Exec Marissa Mayer CEO

Early reactions: 'Wow!' and 'A real engineer!'

Usually Yahoo surprises aren’t exactly a good thing, particularly when CEO-related. Regardless how the company’s latest stunner bears out in the long run, Yahoo shocked the industry on Monday (July 16) afternoon when it announced that high-profile Google executive Marissa Mayer will take the reins as CEO starting Tuesday.