Yahoo's new CEO wants the company to buy each employee an Apple iPhone

Yahoo's new CEO wants the company to buy each employee an Apple iPhone
Back when Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer worked at Google, her daily driver (her smartphone, not the chauffeur) was an Apple iPhone which probably didn't go over too well at Mountain View. But that is all water under the bridge as the executive no longer works for Google. In the name of consistency, Ms. Mayer would like Yahoo to purchase for each employee an Apple iPhone. Certainly Yahoo can afford it as it has $1.91 billion in cash on hand as of the latest quarter.

Currently, BlackBerry is the smartphone brand of choice for work-related issues at Yahoo, with many employees owning an Apple iPhone or Android handset as a second phone for personal use. Keeping all employees on a single platform might help boost productivity and all for the cost of about $2 million which is pocket change for the company. The benefit to Yahoo could easily more than make up the cost.

Mayer brought up the concept of corporate-paid iPhones for all at an executive staff meeting and there is some late word that she is open to the idea of giving employees the option of an Android model for all, instead. Regardless of which platform Yahoo decides on, the goal is to improve the bottom line which should make stockholders happy, not to mention the manufacturer that gets the business.

source: AllThingsD

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65 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Some people really love the iPhone too..

4. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Smart intelligent people don't!

10. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

its getting too old every person what he likes there I will say it I Like Nokia what is the problem? using old hardware big deal as long as it gets me what i need I need nokia for the camera mostly And Belle FP1 is good for a 1 core phone but yes there are flaws like being slow most times and no flash but the iphone doesnt have flash so so please android lovers im not saying Nokia is better at everything but just the things I need its strong build quality and has a great camera that is enough I used an android for months untill it broke now I'm with the old Nokia C6-01 and even though its bulky its a good fit in the hand the camera is good enough

12. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

and there is someone to thumb me down well guess not only apple fans are ''dumb''

18. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

why are you talking like this ? it's really freaking annoying .

23. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

When u type from a phone, that's how it ends up like.

24. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

used to short sentences because of minecraft sorry about that

30. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Lol, it's cool. :P

38. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Love has nothing to do with it, she's just bitter; nothing worse than a single bitter woman (out to get even).

2. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

iPhone for business? What a joke......

19. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Doesn't even have Bluetooth file transfer. I don't understand why anyone would use ANY Apple touchscreen device for anything even RELATING to work and school.

25. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Cause its the latest trend, and being cool?

39. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

That's why a lot of people start smoking various legal or illegal substances too. Lot of good it does them, eh?

54. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Lmao, android and their loyalists mad because a ceo of a company doesn't wanna use android. Y'all are to much! Get over it! Not everyone wants to use android and not everyone wants to use Apple.

60. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

We are not mad. Good for their employee besides an enemy of my enemy is my friends. Hope she knows how to make yahoo money after spending 2 millons dollars.

3. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

When apple just uses yahoo's stuff in ios6 she will tell employees to have an iphone

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

she is hot of course she reccomonds the iphone

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

so basically the new CEO is an Apple fanboy, instead of letting employees use whatever platform suits them best, they all have to use the same platform. Seems an apple fanboy's way of thinking.

40. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Having one consistent platform across the company makes a lot of sense. A hodgepodge of Android and iPhone could cause problems if not everyone has the same apps available to them.

46. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It make sense if the company employee is not IT savvy. Using mobile techology such as android and iphone would increase productivity. For a new CEO to justify a 2 million expense in a young and hi-tech company with many employee already using blackberry,would be rather disruptive.

56. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

don't call her a fanboy in this case she's a fangirl. remember that next time

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Everyone should be able to choose what phone they want.

42. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Not if the company that employs you says different. It's only freedom outside the compounds. lol!

8. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

yahoo is a joke. its all bout Google

13. SleepingOz unregistered

That's exactly why they're buying iphones instead of Android.

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Compromise: Windows Phone. Ta Da.

9. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

we want some free phone too yahoo

26. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

No thanks. Not the iPhone.

53. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

but theres a possibility for an android

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They can easily chose an Android smartphone which is going to be cheaper than a iPhone and business tailor apps for productivity. The whole iPhone thing is based on her personal preference.

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