Yahoo and Apple have held talks about how the companies can more closely work to provide content for iOS-powered devices, according to a published report, which cautions that a deal does not appear imminent. While Yahoo already provides some applications and data to Apple's wireless devices, the companies appear to be discussing a far-reaching arrangement to get Yahoo services and apps pre-loaded onto iPhones and iPads or distributed through Siri, Apple's voice-driven search engine. Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer's strategy to enhance mobile distribution could depend on the success of Jacqueline Reses, the Internet company's new chief development officer.

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