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Unsolicited advice for Marissa Mayer (From an ex-Yahoo employee)

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 «permalink»

It’s about 30% tongue-in-cheek but 110% accurate. Most telling of just how warped the engineering culture at Yahoo! would have to be what they’ve let happen to Flickr.

My personal favorite from the list:

5. No more BlackBerries as the official devices at Yahoo. Everyone gets an iPhone or an Android. Fire the IT people who protest. Upgrade internal IT and development systems/tools to what modern startups use. Hard to expand on this without breaking confidentiality but every Yahoo engineer reading this knows what I’m talking about.

I typically don’t pay attention to what goes on over at Yahoo! because frankly I just don’t care, so I was surprised to hear that their official phones are BlackBerries. Shudder.