By Paul Montoy-Wilson, Co-Founder of Yahoo Aviate
In late June Yahoo Aviate launched globally in English, and with over half of our users living outside of the U.S., we’re thrilled to bring Yahoo Aviate to our international users in their native languages. Our intelligent Android homescreen is now available in eight languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Bahasa, English and Russian.
We continue to focus on meeting our users’ needs and creating the best possible experience on Aviate. We’ve received great feedback, more than doubling our daily active users since launch and gathering data that reaffirms that phones should be dynamic.
We’re working towards bringing everyone around the world a more simple, intelligent and beautiful experience on their Android homescreen. Stay tuned for more to come in the near future!
Note: Users using the non-English language version of Yahoo Aviate will have the option to add Yahoo News Digest in English in their Today Space by downloading Yahoo News Digest from the Google Play Store.
By Joe Zee, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style
I joined Yahoo a few months ago to launch a unique digital fashion magazine that would combine my expertise as a veteran print magazine editor with my love of innovation and the internet. Today, I am excited to introduce Yahoo Style: a sophisticated, fresh take on fashion for everyone, from enthusiasts to those who love it from the sidelines.
I had a mission to create a digital magazine that was a study in contrasts — accessible but aspirational, insider but inclusive. For me fashion is storytelling and Yahoo Style is what I hope will be the must-land destination for great and stylish storytelling.
The first thing you’ll notice is the beautiful digital cover of Yahoo Style, showcasing pop culture and style icons like Jessica Biel, our first cover girl. Scrolling through the rest of Yahoo Style, you’ll also find yourself lost in beautiful fashion editorials, designer profiles, first person essays, celebrity interviews, and shopping guides.
One of the many things that excites me about working at Yahoo is the ability to share fashion through the lens of moving image, whether videos, GIFs, or live experiences. We are launching two video series: "Fashion Bites," where I will sit down with renowned tastemakers to learn their tips and tricks and secrets to success, all dished out at their favorite greasy diner. And “Unbuttoned,” an uncensored, honest roundtable series, talking fashion truths of what really happens behind this mythical, glamorous industry.
On Tuesday, Sept 9th, we’ll have the ultimate all-access pass to Fashion Week. I along with style.com editors and our correspondents, will host “Yahoo Style Presents Live at New York Fashion Week with Style.com” delivering six hours of live commentary and big-name interviews, both out front and backstage at the shows.
These are just a few of the many features I have planned. Yahoo Style is your best friend, your confidante, with style secrets and stories to share and I look forward to hearing from you.
Follow us at @YahooStyle on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and share your fashion questions and experiences.
Want to learn more? Check out our Press Center.
By Fernando Delgado, Senior Director of Product Management, Mobile and Emerging Products
The Yahoo app for Android brings you the very best of the web, personalized to your interests. Today, we’re excited to introduce even more content to cover your interests by including Yahoo Food, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Beauty, and our latest addition, Yahoo Health.
Just like your favorite glossy publications, our Yahoo Digital Magazines allow you to immerse yourself in the topics you care most about through elegant design, visual storytelling and distinct editorial voices. Our all-star team includes Bobbi Brown, Paula Froelich and David Pogue.
The Yahoo app continues to be the experience you know and love. With a single swipe, check out the latest news, local weather, popular photos and videos, your stocks and more.
As usual, we encourage you to log in to get the most out of the app and receive content tailored to your interests. The more time you spend reading topics you care about, the more we will surface personalized stories to your fingertips.
Android users in the U.S. can update the Yahoo app in the Play Store today.
Hundreds of Yahoo’s joined CEO Marissa Mayer yesterday in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at our Sunnyvale campus.
Yahoo responds to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!
By Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo
We are ecstatic to have Michele Promaulayko and Katie Brown joining the Yahoo Digital Magazine family. Michele will be joining as editor in chief of Yahoo Health and Katie as editor in chief of the DIY Crafts Magazine, the latest in our magazine initiative launching this fall.
Michele Promaulayko, Yahoo Health Magazine
Michele joins us from Women’s Health where she was editor in chief for 5 years. Under her leadership, Women’s Health has experienced tremendous growth digitally and in print, while garnering some of the magazine industry’s highest accolades including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. She is also the author of the popular book Look Better Naked: The 6-Week Plan To Your Leanest, Hottest, Body—Ever. Michele is frequently called on as an expert to comment on trends and news in health & fitness.
Through expert insights, the hottest fitness regimens, nutrition updates, and information about common conditions and health news, Yahoo Health inspires readers to be happy & healthy.
Michele is based in New York and starts on August 25.
Katie Brown, Yahoo DIY Crafts Magazine
Bringing over 15 years of experience in decorating, home renovations, and entertaining, Katie is a best selling author, and host of the TV series “Katie Brown Workshop” on public television and Create TV.
The new Yahoo DIY Crafts Magazine will be a destination for sophisticated “how to” projects, a resource for DIY enthusiasts, and will make aspirational projects doable. From decorating a room on a budget, learning how to stain a floor, hang curtains, and get tips on hosting a unique dinner, the magazine will be infused with personality, style, and sophistication.
Katie will be based in New York and Los Angeles and starts on August 18.
On Monday, August 18th, Yahoo will host seven-time Grammy Award winning musician Taylor Swift in an exclusive worldwide live stream event from New York City. You’ll be able to catch the action on Yahoo Screen (http://yahoo.com/TaylorSwift) in an event you won’t want to miss!
Make sure to tune in to Yahoo Screen or GMA at 5:00pm EST / 2:00pm PST on Monday, August 18th.
By Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO
Technical infrastructure has always played an important role in Yahoo’s ability to deliver the best possible user experiences. As we continue to focus on delighting and inspiring our users, I am excited to announce that Mike Kail is joining Yahoo as our CIO and SVP, Infrastructure. Starting today, Mike will lead the IT and data center functions for the company.
Mike brings the perfect combination of experience and vision to lead the technical infrastructure at a company with Yahoo’s global reach and scale. He brings more than 23 years of IT operations experience, with a focus on highly scalable architectures, to Yahoo. Most recently, he served as VP of IT Operations at Netflix. Prior to that, Mike was VP of IT Operations at Attensity, where he was responsible for the Americas data center operations team, including managing various big data systems including their Hadoop cluster, HBase, and MongoDB components. In addition, he serves as a Customer Advisory Board member for Box, SumoLogic, One LogIn, and Context Relevant. Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
By Alex Stamos, VP of Information Security
The security of our users is a huge focus for us at Yahoo. We’re deploying encryption technologies across our platform, encouraging our partners to ensure that any data running on our network is secure, and improving the security of the overall web ecosystem.
We’re also focused on hiring the best talent to help us achieve our goals. That’s why I’m excited to introduce the two newest members of our security team: Chris Rohlf and Doug DePerry. Both Chris and Doug have incredible experience and are well-respected in the online security community. Chris and Doug will continue to be based out of New York, where they’ll further enhance our top notch security team, provide key trainings as we grow, and help us recruit the brightest minds in the software security space.
Chris and Doug come to us from Leaf Security Research, a security consulting firm known for its deep understanding of software security. The Leaf team has discovered and published critical vulnerabilities in every major web browser and other widely used applications. Chris and Doug have helped design and lead Leaf’s “Advanced C/C++ Source Code Analysis” training course, which educates participants on how to find exploitable vulnerabilities by manually auditing the source of large and complex programs. Chris and Doug have taught this unique course for public and private audiences, including at Black Hat USA 2013.
Chris and Doug will make a comeback to Black Hat USA this year — this time as Yahoos! — to teach their course on August 2nd & 3rd and again on August 4th & 5th. If you’re planning to be at Black Hat USA 2014, come connect with us at Mandalay Bay to learn techniques to find new vulnerabilities, and analyze code for exploitation primitives for target-specific exploitation.
We’re thrilled to welcome Chris and Doug to our team of talented security experts at Yahoo and look forward to seeing you at Black Hat USA 2014 this year!
Interested in learning more about opportunities on our security team? Check out Yahoo Careers.