In September 2012, shortly after Marissa Mayer took charge of Yahoo, she moved swiftly to try and rectify what was considered the search giant's biggest problem: a lack of talent.
Yahoo has been on an acquisition spree—or ...an acqui-hire spree, buying some 37 companies ...the biggest of which was the $1.1 billion purchase of blogging service, Tumblr.
Competition for talent in Silicon Valley is fierce. [And yet]...Yahoo's ...annual report, claims that it received more than 340,000 job applications in 2013, double the number in 2012. According to the career site Glassdoor, Yahoo was the third-highest-paying company in Silicon Valley for engineers last year, behind Juniper Networks and LinkedIn.
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