Sunday, September 16, 2012

Marissa Mayer gives every Yahoo employee an iPhone 5 or Lumia 920 (or Android phone)

According to businessinsider, Marissa Meyer, the new CEO of Yahoo, sent an e-mail message to all of Yahoo employees full-time and part-time in the United States, promised to give each of them a new smartphone. The list includes the Apple iPhone5, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One X, but no blackberry.

"The staffs are very happy." says a source at the company.

A few weeks ago, reports have said that Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer was preparing to give each Yahoo employees a new iPhone or Android smartphone. 

Mayer finally put that plan into motion through a program Yahoo is calling "Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!"

It is said the message come from an internal memo. Through the program, the Yahoo employees can have a choice of phones:  iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE or Nokia Lumia 920. Yahoo is also going to pay its employees data and phone bills..

So if you were RIM, how would you feel about this?

Giving employees of new smartphones will certainly boost morale at Yahoo, like free food, but this is not the whole point. According to the memo, the idea is for Yahoo employees to use the phones that Yahoo users are using.

"We want to let the employees to use similar handsets similar to our users ".We'd like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do."

Meyer is pretty wisdom; this program will only cost millions of dollars, which is pocket change for a company with annual revenues in the billions of dollars. The benefit will be a more informed and motivated workforce.

Here's a memo that just went out:

We have a very exciting update to share with you today - we are announcing Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!  As of today, Yahoo is moving off of blackberries as our corporate phones and on to smartphones in 22 countries.  A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we'd like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.
Moving forward, we'll offer you a choice of devices as well as provide monthly plans for the data and phone. 
The smartphone choices that we are including in the program are:

* Apple iPhone 5
* Android:
    - Samsung Galaxy S3
    - HTC One X
    - HTC EVO 4G LTE
* Windows Phone 8:
    - Nokia Lumia 920
We're getting started right away and taking orders starting now

So, If you work in Yahoo, Which phone would you choose to? Leave the comment below to show your idea. All people would like to know.

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