Marissa Mayer Lists 'Google Wave, DejaNews' Lists As Google's Top Mistakes, Digg Interview

Marissa Mayer, Google's first female engineer and one of the first 20 hires, was recently interviewed on "Digg Dialogg" and asked what she considered Google's biggest mistakes:"Google Wave. Certainly there were things that we've learned from that, there were things that we would have done differently.""Shutting down DejaNews.com at 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, […]

Marissa Mayer, Google's first female engineer and one of the first 20 hires, was recently interviewed on "Digg Dialogg" and asked what she considered Google's biggest mistakes:

  1. "Google Wave. Certainly there were things that we've learned from that, there were things that we would have done differently."
  2. "Shutting down DejaNews.com at 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, and not really having anywhere to post to or browse usegroups was perhaps a mistake"
  3. "Launching Gmail on April Fools day was widely misinterpreted. ... It wasn't a mistake as we planned it. It was just a mistake in how we executed."

Here's the full interview:

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