Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer attempting to recruit Twitter executive, report says

Marissa Mayer speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 day 3 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images/TechCrunch/AOL)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 day 3 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City.
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(CBS News) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer may be trying to tap Twitter's head of international strategy Katie Jacob Stanton for a major role at the Internet company, according to a recent report by AllThingsD.

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Citing sources close to the matter, AllThingsD reports that it's not clear what position Mayer has in mind for Stanton, but it is likely a "big one."

Stanton's resume includes business development at Google, special advisor at the U.S. Department of State and her current role as a vice president at Twitter.

Under Stanton's watch, Twitter has seen world leaders join the service, including 80 percent of the G20 leaders. In 2011, Stanton reported that 70 percent of tweets originate from outside of the United States.

Mayer was Google's first female engineer and employee number 20. After rising to become a vice president at the search engine, Mayer took the next step in her career and joined Yahoo in July. Industry analysts speculated that Mayer would reinvigorate Yahoo because of her background as an engineer, influence on the technology industry and media-friendly persona.

Mayer also became the latest female CEO of a technology company - joining IMB's Virginia Rometty and Hewlett-Packard's MegWhitman.

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