Late last night, while browsing through our Instagram feed, we stumbled upon a photo of a big purple “R” that looked like it had recently been popped off a sign. The photo was posted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has apparently decided to give the company’s flamboyantly purple logo a makeover.
According to Ms. Mayer:
One of our new Yahoo!s Andrew was really bugged by the registered trademark symbol at the end of our logo; he’s gone on a mission removing all the R’s from our site and our campus. This is one on the random R’s we pulled off a wall :).
Whoa there, chopping the registered trademark symbol off of the Yahoo logo? What’s next, getting rid of the exclamation point? Have you no shame, Ms. Mayer?