Winners & Losers: Marissa Mayer parties and Apple jacks up its prices


Winner: Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer in a party hat

Yahoo broke out its very dusty party hats on April 15 after revealing first quarter results that squeaked just above analysts’ forecasts. Yahoo’s Q1 numbers caused a 6% spike in its stock price, which had tumbled by about 15% year-to-date. While other tech companies such as Facebook and Netflix caused investors to raise an eyebrow at what some consider inflated valuations in recent months…well, let’s just say that’s not a problem Yahoo has faced in a very long time. Consider your probation period extended for three more months, Marissa Mayer.

Losers: iPhone customers

Samsung Galaxy S5 overshadowing some iPhones

What’s a that’s company losing market share to do, in the face of growing competition from Samsung’s popular, less-expensive phones? Raise its prices, of course. That’s the plan Apple’s floating to carriers for the release of its upcoming iPhone 6. Maybe the cost of emoji went up. Maybe Siri wants a raise. But odds are Apple still thinks it can get away with charging a premium price for what it still sees as a premium product, even as many of its customers begin to think differently.

Get our daily briefing on innovation, leadership, technology & the economy.
Weekdays at 6 AM ET. Learn More »

3 comments on “Winners & Losers: Marissa Mayer parties and Apple jacks up its prices

  1. I comment once i like a report on a web site or if I’ve something to add to the conversation. Usually it is actually a result of the passion communicated in the post I browsed. And after this guide Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro Consumption and Costs | Cars Show. I used to be really moved enough to publish a leave a responsea response I do have got a couple of questions for you if it’s okay. Could it be just me or does it seem like like a few on the remarks appearance as if they are written by brain dead folks? And, if you are writing on additional places, I’d like to keep up with you. Would you make a list the complete urls of your respective manifeste pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook webpage or twitter feed?