Yahoo’s recently appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, who by the way, helped lead Google into the search giant it currently is, seems to have second thoughts about Google products. A recent report from BusinessInsider, which seems to come from a highly credible source close to Yahoo has just mentioned that:
Apparently, Yahoo employees use all sorts of different devices – BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids, whatever – 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… The cost to Yahoo would be a couple million dollars or less – chump change for a company that has billions lying around.
Now hey, this doesn’t necessarily mean that she has something against Google. Let’s all remember for a minute that Yahoo was the first company to provide push IMAP email for free on the first-generation iPhone, so there is some partnership history here. That doesn’t change the fact that both companies (Google and Yahoo) are both competing for the same pie in search, and even though Android is a separate division from search, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t promote it by making you use it on their phones. The iPhone does give you the option of choosing Yahoo as a search engine, but I honestly can’t understand why they didn’t go the Windows Phone route since Bing is a partner. Whatever the reasons are, I’m sure that Google can smell war in the air.