Marissa Mayer, iPhone, and Android

Kara Swisher:

Most interesting, though, was a question about being able to use Apple products, especially its famous iPhone. Until now, Yahoo has largely been a BlackBerry work world, which might go a long way to explaining why it has lagged in the mobile arena.

Ya think?

While many Yahoos carry a second cell — usually an iPhone or a Google Android smartphone — it is not corporate policy.

Yet! Because, according to sources, Mayer declared in a recent exec staff meeting that iPhones (and also Android devices) for all was a distinct possibility.

My theory remains that Mayer personally uses and prefers the iPhone. I think she has good taste, especially by the standards of Google and Yahoo executives. Her influence fell at Google as Android’s rose.

Friday, 24 August 2012