Yahoo on Thursday released a Mail app for iOS and Android tablet users and a Weather app for iPhone owners.
A Yahoo Mail app has already been in play for the iPhone and Android smartphones, but the new version takes advantage of the larger screen size of tablets. A full-screen reading mode lets you flip through your e-mail messages as if you were reading a magazine.
Flipping through messages this way feels so much more natural than having to tap on each e-mail in the inbox to read it, especially on a tablet. It's an innovative and welcome approach, … Read more
Marissa Mayer is sprinting and trying to start a chain reaction. That's how she described her plan to return Yahoo to its former glory during the company's first-quarter 2013 earnings call.
The Yahoo CEO shared how she is executing a series of "sprints" to revive the company. The first sprint, which Mayer said is now over, was about recharging Yahoo's culture and getting employees to believe in the company's future. That also meant bringing in new talent and making Yahoo the "best place to work."
"We implemented more than 567 employee … Read more
Shares of Yahoo fell sharply in after-hours trading today after the company's first-quarter earnings revealed a sharp fall in display advertising revenue.
Yahoo's earnings rose 26 percent to $420 million in the first quarter of 2013 after stripping out onetime charges on essentially flat sales.
Wall Street had expected a 9 percent increase in net income on 2 percent sales growth. Revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, was $1.07 billion for the first quarter of 2013, flat compared to the first quarter of 2012.
Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share was 38 cents in the quarter compared to … Read more
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And in the case of Apple and Yahoo, Google is most definitely that company for the two.
So it makes sense that Apple and Yahoo might deepen their partnership, which is just what's happening, says The Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
In a somewhat vague report, the Journal says the two companies have been in talks to bring more of Yahoo's content and services to Apple's devices. That's on top of what's already there, a list that includes weather, sports scores, stock information, and Web search in … Read more
Yahoo has integrated cloud storage service Dropbox into its e-mail system, the company announced today.
The two companies have partnered to allow users to send, receive and manage Dropbox files within Yahoo Mail.
"This integration allows you to share and store files more easily, whether they are vacation photos or important documents like tax returns and research papers," according to a Yahoo blog post. "And, because files can be stored in your Dropbox account online, it's easy to find the files you want even when you are away from your desktop."
If you haven't noticed, the Marissa Mayer-led Yahoo has been on a bit of an acquisition roll lately, buying up a number of small startups as it drives toward relevance. At least, that's the plan.
The latest? Summly, a mobile news reader startup helmed by someone young enough to not know a world that Yahoo did not inhabit. Sobering.
(The others: mobile interest tracker Stamped, news clipper Snip.it, restaurant recommendation app Alike, culture recommendation app Jybe, and video chat platform OnTheAir.)
A report from AllThingsD said several potential purchasers have reached out to Hulu's corporate owners, though none have made a formal offer. The site lists Ross Levinsohn, the former interim Yahoo who now works for Guggenheim Partners, as one potential acquirer. Yahoo and Amazon are a couple of others that have "kicked the tires," AllThingsD said.
Hulu, Yahoo, and Guggenheim Partners declined to comment. We've contacted Levinsohn and Amazon and will update the report when we have more information. … Read more
Google hasn't budged from the No. 1 spot when it comes to its desktop and mobile audience, according to ComScore's latest rankings, but the companies with the most mobile growth are ones that have been struggling to keep investors happy.
Groupon, Zynga, and Pandora's mobile users grew more than twice as much as their numbers for desktop users, according to ComScore's February measurement for the top 50 digital media companies. Of course, the three companies -- which have seen their share of management shakeups and disappointing earnings this past year -- had much smaller numbers to … Read more