Yahoo employees getting iPhones?

This is just, interesting. The current CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, is a former Google Executive, which in and of itself makes this noteworthy. But, to make it more interesting, instead of going with her former employers mobile operating system of choice, she is choosing to go with the Cupertino offering. According to BusinessInsider, Yahoo will be having all its employees use iPhones, so that the company is “consistent.” From BusinessInsider:

Apparently, Yahoo employees use all sorts of different devices…and Mayer believes the company would be better off if it identified one device/platform on which it should make its products really shine, and got employees used to what it’s like living with that platform.

An update to the report is saying that she will be open, however, to providing employees with Android phones too.

Kara Swisher says Mayer is open to giving Yahoo employees Android phones, too.

It seems that she has always been an iPhone fan, as seen in the image on 9to5Mac. This could be a big way for Apple to grow its “business” presence, though. Hopefully they choose iOS for that reason.

What do you think? Glad to see the iPhone getting bigger in business? Is it strange that Yahoo would use the iPhone? Let us know in the comments.


Via: 9to5Mac, BusinessInsider

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  • JackJones

    Stop acting so highly. So what, they get to use iPhones, and for a good reason, too. You don’t have to make such a big deal out of this, don’t act so superior because they chose iOS devices over any other.

  • TiP_Cam

    Lol. Who’s acting highly? It’s funny that a woman who was very high up at Google isn’t recommending Android phones. 

  • epicregret

    They need a closed mobile environment.  The iPhone will provide a constant user experience, unlike Android.  Not bashing Android, I love Android but when it comes to a company like this, they need to have a uniformed experience and not a fragmented one.

  • Bratty

    I am guessing that either the decision was made before she arrived and her input was minimal or she is looking for more consistency in the future apps they may make. It is no secret that developers make more money off iOS and it is less fragmented. I DONT think she dislikes Android or thinks it is sub par (even though I do and I have an Android phone).

  • JohnRobertPeters

    Everyone seems to forget that Google is a search company. Even though she was high up that doesn’t mean she had anything to do with android.