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Marissa Mayer Interview

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
15 years ago2,254 views

<< And without even realizing it, I did project management before Google had project management, by specifying how things were and looked and communicating to the rest of the company about how these changes would manifest. And then when we got to about 200 or 300 people, Larry and Sergey discovered that most companies have this function, product management, which I didn't know about; they didn't know about prior [to this]. And we decided we should have such a department. They realized there were a few of us around the company that were doing product management even though that wasn't our title. So they started the product management group and got it started earlier. And so I became a PM. >>

<< China's a very interesting case where the websites that would be removed from the result page aren't accessible from inside of China anyway. So if we put them on the results page, users can't click through and read them anyway. And so we do note when they've been removed so people can see that. We ultimately think we're really hoping to achieve the best possible user experience because it's not a great user experience to get ten results, none of which you can actually click on. And if you do click on any of them, it shuts down your internet connection >>

http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/06/walking-the-censorship-tightro.html

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

<<China's a very interesting case where the websites that would be removed from the result page *aren't accessible from inside of China anyway*.>>

REALLY?
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/TECH/06/16/cnet.google.tiananmen.square/art.google.tiananmen.square.cnet.jpg
<< For about eight days between June 3 and June 11, Google.cn blocked all results that might come from searches for Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Not just politically sensitive results, not just historical accounts of the hundreds of deaths on June 4, 1989, but every single result – including directions to the square >>

Source CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/16/cnet.google.tiananmen.square/index.html

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