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

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:51

The new CEO at Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, is an ex-Google employee so you would think that to bring all employees together using one smartphone, it would be an Android model; instead, Mayer wants Yahoo to buy all employees an Apple iPhone...

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posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:45 7

14. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Instead of giving iPhones to every employee, she should plan to give iPhones to top visitor of yahoo, every week. This way she can increase the traffic to site..........

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:46 6

15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

take the iphone and sell it,plenty of cash for a top android handset then.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:48 8

17. jeffronc (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

Hasn't ANYBODY read to the end of the article?!?
"... 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."

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:04 5

21. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

You didn't read first paragraph... She used iPhone even when working in Google... So iPhone is her obvious preference... So that last single paragraph she said is just to avoid stockholders angry...

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:25 1

27. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

That's her second thoughts.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:02 4

20. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Pshh, Women...No wonder they left her in charge of Yahoo. No point trying to save a dying cause.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:08 5

22. mrvid (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)

I just lost all respect for her!! Oh wait a minute, never had anyway!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:16 2

35. JessJess (unregistered)

Because of her choice of phone? Pathetic.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:34 1

28. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Who uses yahoo anymore? Hahah

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 15:46 3

29. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

This whole "Androids better"/"iPhones better" just needs to stop. ITS A FREAKING MATTER OF PREFERENCE! I could help 100 customers and decide 50 should have Android and 50 have iphones. Nobody is "stupid" or "unintelligent" for choosing one or another! It all depends on ones needs/wants/preferences. Its a great idea she's giving everyone iphones! Im sure we can ALL agree its a huge step up from Blackberry! If there's enough demand from inside the company for Android then I imagine things will change and options will be made.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:01 2

31. Aeires (unregistered)

Yahoo's major competitors: Google and Bing, aka Android and WP.

'nuff said.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:05 1

32. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:07 5

33. gallitolimitededition (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

seems that she is a very smart CEO, she keeps making a wise decision and since Apple is dumping Google why not associate with Yahoo..

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:10 5

34. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

I wonder how they will manage files with iphones...it's like having desktop pcs and use tiger electronics instead because it's cool.

Unzip the file - can't
pass me the file - can't
convert the file - can't
download a file from a site and put it on a ftp server - can't

Very productive.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:18 1

36. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Which is better yahoo or google?
- I don't know let's google it.
Sorry I had to. This is such an old joke but I still love it.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:20 1

37. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

so, buying employees inferior iProducts is going to solve their struggles? How about making the yahoo site more enticing instead of the TMZ junk?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 18:14

44. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

They could just put her picture on the search page, maybe in skimpy clothing. I'd leave Google for that.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:39 1

41. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Women love it

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 18:11 2

43. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

If you're going to go for a single device for all, and you don't want to go BlackBerry (for its unparalleled security), then the iPhone is second choice.

Android allows too much fiddling. As a corporation, you don't want your employees messing with the device you supply, it causes too many support issues.

Windows phone isn't there yet, but might be a viable option in the future.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 18:25 1

45. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

She doesn't really have a choice. By going Android devices, it would mean she's pro-Google and supports their search engine over Yahoo's. It would be like giving all Coca-Cola employees Pepsi.
Every Yahoo board member would run a train on her while screaming YAHOO then vote her off CEO.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:53

51. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

No, because they could make a rom for their company services specifically (remove google services except for ones needed like play store) that can be used on a number of profiles, with the security as they need it.

And I think they should just stick with the blackberrys. How will going to iphones (or androids, for that matter) increase their productivity? Blackberrys are designed for work, so I fail to see how a media/web based phone is going to outdo a work based phone for work.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 19:33

47. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

good for BB... they buy BB coz of BBM... sut since iDevices now offer same service like iMessage..but BBM is way far superior!!!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:03 2

48. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

How could this move increase employee productivity? You'll just give them reason to play Angry Birds at work!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:52

50. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

yeah... they should support BB not iPhone... since BB works just fine...

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:16

49. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

I think she doing a right thing. If she choosed android, yahoo can not be compete with built-in google apps/services. this is an opportunity for yahoo to focusing business on iOS while the iOS starts to leaving google's apps.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 20:54

52. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

not wise for software corp like yahoo. They should not depend on one OS but experience every phone and try perfecting their mobile application to boost their productivity buy. She seems not confident about her company application, for example dont tell me she prefer imessage than yahoo messenger, if that so what about us?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 22:47

55. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


posted on 21 Aug 2012, 22:59

57. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

She will put YAHOO! out of business if shes going to buy all those iPhones for her employees

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 00:14

59. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

yeah.... what a stupid CEO...

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 23:58

58. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

So, I should say: "WOW", really?

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