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.