Internet Services has received quite a bit of attention over the last few months on blogs and in the press and it deserves to. As the battle between mobile OS’s continues to heat up over the coming years, rolling out amazing Internet Services will become more important, not less. Apple is again taking a go slow and grind it out approach to these. MobileMe didn’t work. We’ll learn from that. Apple Maps didn’t work. We’ll learn from that. The thinking seems to be internally: we don’t need to be first to market with great services, we just need to get to market. Sadly though, consumers seem to be getting more and more impatient in waiting around for Apple. Google was never perfect out of the blocks with their Internet Services but they do seem to be on a roll lately. Apple does need more external talent with these skills injected into the organization. Yahoo (YHOO) could be a great fit and Marissa Mayer would be an ideal head of Apple mobile Internet Services. Mail, Flickr, and their core properties would fit very well into prominent positioning in iOS. As Mayer has been saying of late, the Yahoo properties map on very well to the top 10 list of activities of what people do most on mobile.
Don't be surprised to wake up one of these days (speculating), huge news say YHOO is acqXXXXX by AAPL or MSFT or ????. I will not be surprised YHOO being largest website in the world, and most of his content are number 1 in ranking: news, sports, finance, entertainment and pursuing aggressively mobile internet.