Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO ditching BlackBerries, offers employees the more innovative Nokia Lumia 920

| September 17, 2012 | 31 Replies

Reddit calls Mayer the hottest CEO.

When I first heard some news about this, it seemed that newly appointed Yahoo! CEO (and Ex Google Exec) Marissa Mayer was going to be offering all Yahoo! employees iPhones. This was apparently a move to make working at Yahoo! more attractive (as well as supposedly interviewing prospective employees to make sure they’re right for the job).

On that note, it was great to hear that someone taking employee experiences personally is offering not just an iPhone, but quite rightly, the more innovative Nokia Lumia 920 (along with some other smartphones).

Here’s what business insider got from the memo:


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
* Windows Phone 8:
– Nokia Lumia 920

We’re getting started right away and taking orders starting now

Most news sources are reporting this simply as an iPhone being given away. Realistically, they might not even be aware of the Nokia Lumia 920’S existence. Possibly, the allure of simply being an iPhone (and not a better phone) is not enough. Remember – not merely a battle of devices yatta, yatta. But it helps to have a super innovative device.

businessinsider  Via: TheNokiaBlog


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • I thought she was a model! Well she sure is a model, hottest CEO right on spot.

    • DesR85

      Same here. When I read the headlines, I assumed someone older (like 40s or 50s) as a CEO. Didn’t expect to see someone her age at that position.

    • ushoda

      and i thought she was a robot… charging her battery on that “chair”

      • yanky buck

        yes with lightning speed connecting charger really fast gose fast

  • Damn she looks damn beautiful like a Red Lumia 920…damn…

    • Sanprime

      You are right. She actually looks like a red lumia 920 kept on the charging pillow.

  • nakedkate

    nokia dont have sotware to show off.

  • Mario

    I agree with Reddit!

  • keke11

    from her mothers side she is american finnish person so also that way connected to nokia, both have origins in finland 😛

  • rinslowe

    Oh well I’ll just have to capitalise on that wonderful model…

  • Canicalia Lamentoqua

    How do you think would she offer N9 with MeeGo Harmattan as innovative one? I bet she would do! Nothing is better then Nokia N9 and MeeGo Harmattan!!

    • Hello Anetthe. Your enthusiasm for the N9 is commendable.

  • stephen ahonen

    the title is misleading, should be “… offers the more innovative lumia 920 (& 4 other phones)”

    • Read the source titles. Then read this.

      • dwfan

        How does that make it netter? The source only calls out the iPhone and MNB only calls out the 920. Neither is reporting this accurately. How does this make MNB any better than the source?

        • ‘Offer’ versus ‘gives’

          Offer to me suggested Lumia is one option.

          Give an iPhone suggested it already happened and iPhones were the only option.

          Eitherway, unlike the main source, this is a NOKIA blog focused on the NOKIA side of the story.

          You might also like to READ the post where by I say “(along with some other smartphones)” and post a quote of the memo noting those other smartphones.

          Either way, title of the blog.

          • dwfan

            “Offer to me suggested Lumia is one option”
            I’m not sure which dictionary you are using but ‘offer’ means nothing of the sort.

            I did read the post, Jay, which is why I questioned the title, not the post. I am used to this level of vitriol and willingness to misrepresent reality from the WP-haters and Elop-haters that read this blog but not from you. You’ve lost a loyal reader today.

            • Sorry, was having a bad day at the time made worse by replying to a spammer post who had been constantly harassing this blog.

              The intention behind the title was to go against sources that were just saying it was only an iPhone being given out.

              My reaction was exactly the same as yours when I read Mark’s blog but then I realised he just did it in response to the original source only mentioning the iPhone. I thought saying offered made it slightly softer because it was an option for the employees to take it or not (and for some reason I equated that as being able to choose something else if not), as opposed to being given a phone and that’s that.

              Sorry to lose you but stick around to the other Nokia blogs. There’s plenty around.

            • sunnyvale

              Sorry to interrupt my fellow Nokian. First off, it is nice that you can discern from the bias of titles. I somewhat agree to your statement in regard of Jay’s title…but…is it really that bad?

              As I read the article I noticed that other phones were offered as well. I really like reading here, because somehow the bloggers are damn good persons.

              I think you need to be a little more considerate dwfan. I really applaud yo for defending the neutrality and the objectivity that news should carry. But the bloggers here do not really get something in return for operating MNB, and they give out a lot to the community, which is nice.

              Jay even said sorry for it, don’t go too hard on this, it is not really necessary. I really appreciate that among of the fanatic crowd and one sided folks, there are people like you that can analyze both sides of the coin.

              We have to go on softer with smaller blogs, this is not Engadget, where their bloggers earn their money from this. Jay, Ali and Michael are all students, spending their free time in here, and discussing Nokia related stuff, sharing videos (which takes a lot of time and effort) just for making stronger bonds with an already awesome community.

              I hope I haven’t upset you by saying any of this. Take care and have great week.

              PD: Comes from a guy that really likes WP, but right now I’m using Nokia N900. 🙂

        • KeiZka

          Similarly neowin says it’s “gives out lumia 920”. Here nor there. It could’ve been just as well “gives out SGS3’s to employees”.

      • dwfan

        The source only calls out the iPhone and MNB only calls out the 920. Neither is reporting this accurately. How does this make MNB any better than the source?

  • Bfrenz

    CEO? Kidding…? Damn. YAHOOOOOO!!!!!

  • M

    Yeah she’s trying to change the whole atmosphere at Yahoo! to similar to that of Google like giving lunch for free and free phones to change a better environment more inductive for a better workplace and innovation etc.

  • KeiZka

    You might as well update this post with Doug Dawson’s little offer…

    @dougatnokia: (Doug Dawson)
    “Dear Yahoo! employees: The Lumia 920 is worth the wait…and we’ll throw in a wireless charging plate. Totally serious. “

  • xNokian

    This article would be more useful if it would provide some info into how to get acquainted with her user interface.

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  • dss

    It will be interesting if they actually show how many people chose the iPhone 5, and how many the 920.. my wild guess will be 10:1 .. if not more.

  • Mac

    Didnt she just have a baby? I think she did! So was this picture taken before the big tummy bulge or after the baby was born?

    Either may she is gorgeuos!

  • noki

    Mayer to Replace Elop pleaseeeee at least it would be a pleasure to listen to “ecosystem” and Nokias profit warnings would be much better as well 🙂 heck any bad news bit in Nokia could tigger a comment from the CEO.

  • James Scott

    Hottest CEO since Debbi Fields.