September 27th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Interview : Google's Idea Gatekeeper
'A day in the life' type interview with the woman in charge of managing, developing and forwarding along the ideas that bubble up through the corporation.
In late 1998, when Marissa Mayer first heard about a small outfit called Google, she barely batted an eye. The Stanford University grad student was urged by her adviser to pay a visit to two guys on the computer science building's fourth floor who were developing ways to analyze the World Wide Web . . .
The woman charged with helping come up with Google's response [to its competitors] is a tall, striking blonde with blue eyes. At 30, Mayer still carries herself with the erect posture of the ballet dancer she was in her youth.