Yahoo's new CEO ducks earnings call

Yahoo’s new chief executive, Marissa Mayer, has a great deal of common sense when it comes to the search engine’s past. She wants to have nothing to do with it.

When Yahoo announced its second quarter earnings and Mayer was not around.

Yahoo Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse, who took the conference call, told Reuters that since it was Mayer’s first day on the job she will not be joining in on the call.

It was probably better that she didn’t. The last thing you want on your first day is a reporting of flat net revenue and a slight decline in profit during the second quarter. Shares of Yahoo were down three cents at $15.57.

Morse promised Mayer would be outlining her cunning plans to investors and analysts soon.

Mayer is expected to signal that Yahoo will start to focus on web technology and products rather than online content.

Google’s first female engineer, Mayer, was the brains behind Google Search and oversaw some of its key products, including Google News and Gmail.

Apparently her former colleagues said that she has an “intense” personality which can make her “rough around the edges” and difficult to deal with. But she was good at mentoring co-workers.