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2013-07-01 03:40:29 PM
Cute CEO.

Ridiculous speculation.
 
2013-07-01 03:41:36 PM
Say what you will, but noone ever says, "Hey, why don't you go Yahoo! it."
 
2013-07-01 03:42:43 PM
Apple!
 
Slu
2013-07-01 03:43:15 PM
She is just over a year older than me and is the CEO of Yahoo!.  Me, not so much.  Dammit.  She is pretty good looking though.
 
2013-07-01 03:50:42 PM
TFA: "CEO's don't last forever. If they did, Steve Jobs would have led U.S. forces into Korea and held a military tribunal against Samsung's CEO,"

wut?
 
2013-07-01 03:53:14 PM
It makes about as much sense as hiring John Sculley.  Which is to say none at all.
 
2013-07-01 03:54:03 PM
Given that she pushed Yahoo from "meh" to "fark this shiat" territory, it's hard to imagine a board stupid enough to let her be CEO again.
 
2013-07-01 04:07:05 PM
Just here to see if anyone showed up to complain that analysts have beaten down aapl's stock price so I am disappoint. But for when they do, here's a couple of key numbers for you...

revenue growth 1yr - 18.7%

Profit growth 1yr - 2.7%

What we have here is a failure to convert increased revenue into increased profit. The new fonts are quite nice though.
 
2013-07-01 04:09:07 PM
I have an app for that.
I would take a bite out of that.
She can play with my iPod and call me Mac Daddy.

Heh, why're you leaving?  You know I'm here all week.
 
2013-07-01 04:11:03 PM
The Diversity Candidate.
 
2013-07-01 04:22:50 PM
what has she done for the company that isnt cookie cutter CEO tactics? how she rose so high...im too lazy to google it.
 
2013-07-01 04:25:02 PM
 
2013-07-01 04:37:46 PM

bostonowns: what has she done for the company that isnt cookie cutter CEO tactics?


You mean besides look like this?

macdailynews.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-01 05:01:44 PM

bostonowns: what has she done for the company that isnt cookie cutter CEO tactics? how she rose so high...im too lazy to google it


She's very good at getting in the headlines. Doesn't change the fact that Yahoo is a wasteland, a relic of the dot com bubble. But she has at least gotten me to browse over there to confirm that it's still a dump. That'll take years to fix if it's even possible. And I completely support the notion that she may be just the kind of attention whore that Apple needs right now. Also, she could totally make me Yahoo, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-07-01 06:25:23 PM
Where's the Unlikely tag when we need it?
 
2013-07-01 07:44:19 PM

MrEricSir: Given that she pushed Yahoo from "meh" to "fark this shiat" territory, it's hard to imagine a board stupid enough to let her be CEO again.


Bob Nardelli wrecked Home Depot and got a job 7 months after the board kicked him out. Just in time for him to add his own upper decker turd and flush the handle on Chrysler.

CEO's are an old-boys network. It doesn't matter how badly you've destroyed a company, you can take a vacation for a few months and get hired on again thanks to your connections.
 
2013-07-01 09:33:03 PM

Marcus Aurelius: It makes about as much sense as hiring John Sculley.  Which is to say none at all.


^^^ This.

I'm pretty sure that she's going to temporarily boost Yahoo, get paid, and leave before it comes crashing down.
 
2013-07-01 09:50:53 PM
Apple will continue to groom & promote from within. Miss the Politburo? The Vatican only elects a pope now and then? Watch Apple for your secretive corporate fun!
 
2013-07-01 10:52:12 PM
I'd go app-to-mouth with her.
 
2013-07-01 11:44:03 PM

Stone Meadow: bostonowns: what has she done for the company that isnt cookie cutter CEO tactics?

You mean besides look like this?

[macdailynews.files.wordpress.com image 570x703]


Nothing says "My only qualification for my CEO job is my looks" quite like a Photoshopped office-glamor shot.
 
2013-07-02 01:47:30 AM

stiletto_the_wise: Stone Meadow: bostonowns: what has she done for the company that isnt cookie cutter CEO tactics?

You mean besides look like this?

[macdailynews.files.wordpress.com image 570x703]

Nothing says "My only qualification for my CEO job is my looks" quite like a Photoshopped office-glamor shot.


Yep, and the whole "no more working from home" thing shows how clearly out of touch she is and hasn't actually done any real work in her life.
 
2013-07-02 02:57:38 AM
Why all the hate on a working mom,  who even brings baby to office.

/well, to nursery added to mom's office
 
2013-07-02 03:25:40 AM
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Apple needs a CEO that can better relate with the look of their GUI.
 
2013-07-02 04:08:16 AM

neilbradley: Yep, and the whole "no more working from home" thing shows how clearly out of touch she is and hasn't actually done any real work in her life.



By all accounts she regularly works long hours in office (throughout her long tenure at Google) and that led her to believe that good collaborative work needs be done face to face.  Can't say I disagree since that's been my experience as well...collaborating with people working from home or working from remote offices is definitely slower than collaborating with someone else stationed on my floor.
 
2013-07-02 04:28:45 AM

JK47: collaborating with people working from home or working from remote offices is definitely slower than collaborating with someone else stationed on my floor.


Sometimes. Depending on what you're doing, who you hire, and what collaboration technologies you have available. But there are costs to making people come in, and they shouldn't be dismissed just because they're the status quo.

For example, if you require daily attendance you can only hire people who live or want to live near your office. You can only hire people with reliable and easy access to transportation. You can only hire people who can spend long periods away from home. You have trouble supporting customers in other time zones. You reduce the number of hours people can spend working.
 
2013-07-02 05:44:31 AM
I think she's hot. She comes off as a raging biatch though.
 
2013-07-02 06:19:21 AM
It's been 15 years, and Yahoo! email still doesn't have a text entry field for direct input of which page of message to go to. Is it really that hard?

I will lay my verdict on her down at the end of her days at Yahoo! on this single issue: will she be able to get text entry field for message page number implemented in Yahoo! email?
 
2013-07-02 06:33:55 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Why all the hate on a working mom,  who even brings baby to office.

/well, to nursery added to mom's office


Not so much hate, but...

Cute.
Female.
Young.
White.

What are the rest of her qualifications again?
 
2013-07-02 06:42:20 AM

AngryDragon: Not so much hate, but...

Cute.
Female.
Young.
White.

What are the rest of her qualifications again?


Cute.
Female.
Young.
White.

What more do you need?
 
2013-07-02 07:27:09 AM

abhorrent1: AngryDragon: Not so much hate, but...

Cute.
Female.
Young.
White.

What are the rest of her qualifications again?

Cute.
Female.
Young.
White.

What more do you need?


Forgot Single Mom.  Is she the feminist poster child now?
 
2013-07-02 08:30:06 AM
Who writes Apple/Yahoo! slashfic and why would I read it?
 
2013-07-02 12:01:03 PM

JK47: neilbradley: Yep, and the whole "no more working from home" thing shows how clearly out of touch she is and hasn't actually done any real work in her life.


By all accounts she regularly works long hours in office (throughout her long tenure at Google) and that led her to believe that good collaborative work needs be done face to face.  Can't say I disagree since that's been my experience as well...collaborating with people working from home or working from remote offices is definitely slower than collaborating with someone else stationed on my floor.


That's the biggest bunch of crap I have ever heard. With even the basic amount of technology you can have immediate and direct communication with anyone anywhere. For example in my office I have Shoretel Mobility so my iPhone is my desk phone, my iPad lets me hold meetings straight from the screen in real time. I can video call with anyone anywhere just like voice dialing with a multitude of apps not to mention the Lync tie in to both Skype and my company's rolodex.

Only people over 45 think that it's hard to work remotely and that you need to be chained to your desk at all times or that it some how helps productivity when studies from Standford and a whole host of other places say working from home actually increases productivity by 13-20 percent across the board. I just had this same fight with the morons here at work who let me and my IT guys setup all this amazing mobile stuff so they can do these meetings and calls from all over the world with each other yet try to restrict working from home availability. There is a reason this companies average age is around 55, no one who is young wants to work with such closed minded idiots.
 
2013-07-02 12:54:53 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Only people over 45 think that it's hard to work remotely and that you need to be chained to your desk at all times or that it some how helps productivity when studies from Standford and a whole host of other places say working from home actually increases productivity by 13-20 percent across the board. I just had this same fight with the morons here at work who let me and my IT guys setup all this amazing mobile stuff so they can do these meetings and calls from all over the world with each other yet try to restrict working from home availability. There is a reason this companies average age is around 55, no one who is young wants to work with such closed minded idiots.


Where is this "Standford" you refer to, genius?
 
2013-07-02 01:02:52 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: With even the basic amount of technology you can have immediate and direct communication with anyone anywhere.


...if they bother responding to your communication request.

Phones can be muted, emails can be ignored, IM windows can be minimized, but try and get out of answering a question when your coworker is hovering over you at your desk.

Granted, people who don't communicate with the rest of their teams probably shouldn't be a part of the team to begin with, but nonetheless there are advantages to working in the same physical space that just can't be accomplished remotely.
 
2013-07-02 01:43:46 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Only people over 45 think that it's hard to work remotely and that you need to be chained to your desk at all times or that it some how helps productivity when studies from Standford and a whole host of other places say working from home actually increases productivity by 13-20 percent across the board. I just had this same fight with the morons here at work who let me and my IT guys setup all this amazing mobile stuff so they can do these meetings and calls from all over the world with each other yet try to restrict working from home availability. There is a reason this companies average age is around 55, no one who is young wants to work with such closed minded idiots.


Or people who work in gov't. Although there are some incredible gov't workers, many of them are barely productive in the office. You'd never hear from them again with telecommuting.

Bottom line, remote work is fine as long as management can deal with those who need discipline or firing.
 
2013-07-02 02:00:16 PM

JK47: neilbradley: Yep, and the whole "no more working from home" thing shows how clearly out of touch she is and hasn't actually done any real work in her life.


By all accounts she regularly works long hours in office (throughout her long tenure at Google) and that led her to believe that good collaborative work needs be done face to face.  Can't say I disagree since that's been my experience as well...collaborating with people working from home or working from remote offices is definitely slower than collaborating with someone else stationed on my floor.


Face to face collaboration is definitely something that is needed from time to time, but unilaterally across the company without thought of tasks or status of projects? That's a crock, and no way to run a company. Engineers are most productive when they are happy, and being forced to endure commuting traffic every day of the week does not make them happy. That has been my experience both as an engineer and a lead.
 
2013-07-02 10:08:21 PM
Mayer has yet to do anything particularly impressive as a CEO. We get it...she is moderately attractive for a c-level. But Yahoo is still a clusterf*ck.
 
2013-07-02 11:38:28 PM
I would probably use her panties as a coffee filter.
 
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