Yahoo! resurrects Indonesia's Foursquare, Koprol. Sign of a more Mayer-ish ... - e27
With Yahoo! handing over the Koprol name to its original founders, it definitely shows a goodwill gesture towards the local community. The announcement came shortly after Yahoo! chose its new CEO Marissa Mayer , whom is well known for appreciating talents and rockstar teams. She ran Google’s hand-selected prime talents of an accelerated leadership program at Google called Associate Product Manager (APM) which managed to produce high quality leaders in Google. Wired coined the program as Marissa’s secret weapon to save Yahoo! . While the Koprol team layoff by former Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson could not be undone, the goodwill gesture of returning the Koprol trademark might be an attempt to reestablish the relationship between Yahoo! and the local Indonesia community, which still remains as one of Southeast Asia’s largest internet community.