Yahoo gives employees a list of smartphones to choose from for work
posted by Alan F. / Sep 16, 2012, 9:24 PM
Business Insider found a note from Mayer to the staff which announced a new program called Yahoo! Smartphones, Smart Fun! Under the terms of the program, BlackBerry handsets are forbidden at work. The executive said that Yahoo looked at the penetration rates of smartphones globally and wanted Yahoo employees to own the same devices as Yahoo users so that those who work for Yahoo can think and work just like a majority of Yahoo users do.
With that in mind, those who toil for Ms. Mayer's company will be allowed to choose a handset from amongst the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE or the Nokia Lumia 920. And not only is Yahoo paying for the handset, they will also take care of employee's monthly data and phone bills. The company is also going to drop its support for BlackBerry handsets.
She should go for the obvious choice which is her first choice.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:27 PM 2
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What do you mean she should choice? I think it's really cool the employees get choices.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:35 PM 27
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There must be a bunch of people out there that are either illiterate or just really bad at grammar. The line "What do you mean she should choice?" does not make any sense. The only way the sentence would make sense is if you said: "What do you mean she should CHOOSE?" or "What do you mean she should go for the first choice?".
posted on Sep 17, 2012, 2:43 AM 2
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Why the iPhone? It has a sub-HD 4" screen, lacks NFC, has a small battery, can't do simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint, lacks expandable storage, has a proprietary connector and allows little customization.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:37 PM 24
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Take that back, that was very iDiSiNgenuous of you. iPhone 5 has added a fourth homogeneous screen and SiRi now understands Spanglish; Apple is making progress and the new iPhone 5 is simply Devolutionary.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:51 PM 19
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Yes, because clearly your personal preference is the same phone that everyone wants. "You like that phone? Too bad, you get what I like." Great mentality you've got there, buddy.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:41 PM 17
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Regular consumer = goes gaga for iPhone(for bragging lol) Consumer with slight knowledge regarding technology = s3 Consumer with better knowledge regarding technology = 920 Techie consumer? Optimus G.
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 10:02 PM 9
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Im failing to see how this transition will somehow improve the employees productivity at work, but it is nice nonetheless that Yahoo is footing the bill and giving them a choice from a few phones, all of good quality.
posted on Sep 17, 2012, 12:39 PM 0
40 people didn't read the article.
posted on Sep 17, 2012, 2:03 PM 0
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Lucky them and most educated don't for the iPhone im not hating its just true lol
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:27 PM 3
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hey why the first part of the article only says iphone.... something is fishy
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:32 PM 2
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it's not fishy at all… she made a statement or something before saying how employees needed to switch to the iphone (she didnt mention other handsets)… she now decided to give her employees a broader range which I think is good as long as yahoo isn't adopting a particular mobile infrastructure
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:36 PM 0
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Who is using Yahoo ? Blackberry is still alive but Yahoo is already dead
posted on Sep 16, 2012, 9:38 PM 1
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