Beautifully designed, personalized products give people new ways to
discover, engage, and share digital experiences
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today
launched several new mobile, tablet, and PC experiences that empower its
700 million monthly visitors to seamlessly discover, engage, and share
the media and content that's most important to them. From a new tablet
app that tailors news, sports, and entertainment publications, to new
ways of connecting with friends while watching TV, Yahoo! is delivering
products that enable people to have more deeply personal digital
"Hundreds of millions of people rely on Yahoo! every day, yet no two
users are alike," said Blake Irving, EVP and chief product officer at
Yahoo!, from a press event at the company's Sunnyvale headquarters.
"Today's product launches reaffirm our commitment to personalize
experiences across devices. By building these products on top of our
powerful platforms with beautiful interactive design, we are getting
closer to a truly 'personal Web' for every Yahoo! customer."
The products introduced today bring together years of Yahoo!'s
scientific research, technical innovations, and cutting-edge platforms
with compelling new design formats:
Livestand from Yahoo! (for iPad): A personalized living
magazine, Livestand weaves together content from leading
third-party publishers and Yahoo!'s global media network to create a
visually stunning and deeply personalized digital experience tailored
to each people's interests and passions. Additional details are
available in today's accompanying Livestand press release. Available
in the United States as a free
download from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
C.O.R.E. + Cocktails Platforms: Livestand builds upon years of
Yahoo! innovations, including the C.O.R.E. (content optimization
relevance engine) personalization technology and Yahoo!'s new
Cocktails platform: Yahoo!'s Mojito, which automatically packages apps
for multiple device formats, and Yahoo! Manhattan, which leverages the
Yahoo! Cloud to distribute apps and content globally in minutes.
IntoNow from Yahoo! (for iPad): IntoNow, the app that makes
watching TV more engaging, social, and fun with the touch of a button,
is now available for iPad users. IntoNow identifies what people are
watching, whether live or recorded; shows related content and
personalized recommendations; and enables discussions with friends.
IntoNow from Yahoo! is available in the United States for free
download from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore
Yahoo! Weather (for Android): Yahoo! brings weather to life
with beautiful photos that correspond to location, time of day, and
current weather conditions. Photos are powered by the Flickr
community, with a crowdsourcing effort launching at http://flickr.com/projectweather
to create a global weather image library. Available as a free
download in the Android Market in 35 languages and 63 countries.
Yahoo! Mail (for iPad): Yahoo! Mail offers people a rich, vivid
entry point on tablet web browsers for viewing unread emails from
their contacts as well as personalized news, local weather, and
Trending Now videos. Available in the United States at http://mail.yahoo.com
on iPad devices.
New Social Features on Yahoo!: Three new social features
expand upon Yahoo!
News activity and encourage social discovery and navigation of
content through the lens of people's friends. Conversations enable
people to have small group conversations within Yahoo! News.
Notifications will inform people of activity on Yahoo! that interests
them. The Social Sentiment Slider is a news-driven social opinion poll
that connects brands to the conversations that matter to people. The
Social Sentiment Slider is available in the United States on Yahoo!
News now. Conversations and Notifications will be available in the
For more information about Yahoo!'s new products and features, visit our
company blog, Yodel Anecdotal, at yodel.yahoo.com.
Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) is the premier digital media company, creating
deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion
people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around
the globe. And Yahoo!'s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale
connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo!
is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit
the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net)
or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
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Source: Yahoo! Inc.
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