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Yahoo’s new CEO, ex-Googler Marissa Mayer, wants to give every employee an iPhone

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:33PM EST

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Despite the fact that she worked at Google (GOOG) for the past 13 years, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer wants all her employee to use an iPhone. Mayer has been using Apple’s (AAPL) smartphone for years, even during her tenure at Google, and the executive has enjoyed the device so much that she is considering reaching into Yahoo’s (YHOO) cash reserves to purchase one for every employee. While handing out iPhones would likely boost employee morale, an anonymous source told Business Insider that Mayer is more interested in bringing “consistency across the company.” Rather than one platform, Yahoo employees currently use a variety of devices, including BlackBerry phones, iPhones and Android smartphones. For Mayer, the cost would be low — a couple million dollars at most — and the benefits would warrant the expense.


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.