Introducing Yahoo Beauty

By Bobbi Brown, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Beauty

I believe that true beauty comes from within. I’ve always said that beauty is more than makeup. It’s about how you take care of yourself, what you eat and drink, and what you do to celebrate your individuality. Today, I’m excited to debut Yahoo Beauty, a new digital magazine that we hope will inspire all of us to live beautifully.

This is a beauty magazine unlike any other. The first thing you’ll notice is the stunning photos and videos, which allow you to see the stories before you ever read them.  It’s where you will find your daily dose of beauty information — helping you feel confident for life’s important moments, whether you’re meeting your boyfriend’s family, or getting ready for your daughter’s wedding.  We’ll also have inspiring stories from interesting  people like Rula Jebreal, Palestinian journalist, author, and news anchor, Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, and Lea Wallace, an aspiring Olympic competitive runner. Last but certainly not least, we’re bringing together luminaries and experts in the industry, including the talented Britt Aboutaleb, our new managing editor, as well as  my all-star editorial staff, who will  offer master class tutorials to give you answers to your everyday beauty questions.

I’m as passionate about wellness as I am about makeup. What you feed your body is just as important as what you put on it, so we’ll also share healthy recipes from some of my favorite places, as well as exercise routines and life lessons from people who have inspired me to live a balanced a life.

Yahoo Beauty  is for real women and men (we’ve got you covered, guys!), and I can’t wait to learn from our amazing team - and from you too!  Follow us at @YahooBeauty and share your beauty questions and experiences.

Want to learn more?  Check out our Press Center.

Yahoo News Digest Wins Apple Design Award 2014

By Nick D’Aloisio, Product Manager, Yahoo News Digest   

Today Apple announced that Yahoo News Digest is a recipient for this year’s Apple Design Award and we are absolutely thrilled and honored.  To be recognized a second time by Apple, a company that has inspired millions of developers around the world to understand that simplicity can create enduring beauty, is something we are incredibly proud of.

Yahoo News Digest was created to serve people’s daily need to stay informed about the most important news and events around them. The algorithms, which were developed at Summly, smartly reduce stories to the most fundamental elements and meaningfully combine them with select point of views sourced from around the web. We take the Apple Design Award as a terrific reminder that innovation and beauty can be found in the care of the details.

Thank you to the amazing designers on the team who helped develop Yahoo News Digest and more importantly, our users who have made it an integral part of their daily lives.

More to come…

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Smack Talk Season is Here!  
2014 Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Now Open
By Brandon Funston, Lead Fantasy Expert 
The NFL draft is over, and training camps are right around the corner.  It’s officially Smack Talk Season, and Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is now open to give you everything you need to prepare for league domination.

Sign-up today and download the Yahoo Fantasy app for iOS and Android devices.  Whether you’re attending graduations, weddings, or just hanging out at the beach, you can conduct mock drafts anytime, anywhere.  A lot happened this offseason that you may have missed (where do you take the draft’s most talked about player?).  Yahoo Sports Fantasy experts and NFL writers can help you track all the trends and transactions you need to be prepared.  
And we have great new features in store this year.  For the diehard fantasy fanatics, we’re introducing mobile auction drafts, in addition to the features you know and love like great tools, draft recaps, and player news streams.  


Of course, Fantasy Football wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the commissioners who sacrifice their day jobs, friendships, sleep … you name it.   We want to give commissioners the rewards and recognition they deserve, so stay tuned for some exciting news (including your chance to win a trip to the big game in Glendale!!).
Sign up today and show the world who is #1.

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Smack Talk Season is Here!  

2014 Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Now Open

By Brandon Funston, Lead Fantasy Expert

The NFL draft is over, and training camps are right around the corner.  It’s officially Smack Talk Season, and Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is now open to give you everything you need to prepare for league domination.

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Sign-up today and download the Yahoo Fantasy app for iOS and Android devices.  Whether you’re attending graduations, weddings, or just hanging out at the beach, you can conduct mock drafts anytime, anywhere.  A lot happened this offseason that you may have missed (where do you take the draft’s most talked about player?).  Yahoo Sports Fantasy experts and NFL writers can help you track all the trends and transactions you need to be prepared.  

And we have great new features in store this year.  For the diehard fantasy fanatics, we’re introducing mobile auction drafts, in addition to the features you know and love like great tools, draft recaps, and player news streams.  

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Of course, Fantasy Football wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the commissioners who sacrifice their day jobs, friendships, sleep … you name it.   We want to give commissioners the rewards and recognition they deserve, so stay tuned for some exciting news (including your chance to win a trip to the big game in Glendale!!).

Sign up today and show the world who is #1.

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Extending Yahoo Stream Ads Globally

Last year, we debuted Yahoo Stream Ads as a way to make content discovery even more seamless and effective for our readers — through a brand new native ad format. Native advertising is paving the way for more engaging experiences across Yahoo, and we’re constantly exploring new ways to deliver value for brands, while enhancing the user experience. Today, we are extending Yahoo Stream Ads internationally and offering advertisers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom even more ways to connect with Yahoo users.

With our new content stream format now available on many of your favorite Yahoo sites and mobile experiences around the world, we’re excited to be rolling out Yahoo Stream Ads to provide more personalized, immersive advertising that complements the design of these pages. This is an exciting step forward and now brands can easily leverage native advertising with massive scale to meet their marketing goals.

Want to learn more? Check out our Press Center.

Premiering Yahoo Movies

By Josh Wolk, Executive Editor of Yahoo Entertainment

Today, we’re premiering the new Yahoo Movies, a digital magazine that provides movie lovers of all kinds—from blockbuster fanatics to indie-film obsessives—a ticket to the ultimate movie experience.

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Watching movies isn’t just about going to the theater or renting DVDs anymore: People are devouring films on their phones, tablets and laptops. And that’s where Yahoo Movies lives as well, with a full screen experience for first-look movie trailers, behind-the-scenes scoop, and red-carpet galleries.

Whether you’re heading out to the theater or looking for something to stream at home, our writers will guide you to the must-see films, both new releases and lost classics. We’ll also feature in-depth essays from top critics, interviews with Hollywood’s biggest stars , and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films. And with our exclusive live stream events, we’ll continue to put you on the red carpet at movie premieres as well as the year’s top awards shows.

If you like movies with giant explosions, intimate love stories, superheroes, subtitles, banter, bawling, or all of the above—we’ve got your ticket. And there’s more to come. So grab a popcorn bucket (treat yourself to the extra large with butter; you deserve it!), lean back, and enjoy the new Yahoo Movies!  

Want to learn more? Check out our Press Center.

Taking A Mobile-First Approach to Native Advertising

New opportunities with Yahoo Gemini enhance the experience for consumers and advertisers

By Ned Brody, Head of Americas

Over the past year, we’ve reinvented nearly all of our products to be more visually stunning and effortless for our audiences, and we have always believed that the advertising experience should be just as beautiful and engaging. Today, we’re excited to transform the advertising experience across Yahoo by rolling out new, image-rich native ads — designed to be mobile-first, seamlessly integrated with the content, and targeted to the right consumer to drive even better results. The new ads are available through Yahoo Gemini.

Every day, millions of people visit Yahoo to read the news, search for information, and check the weather, mail, sports scores or stock quotes from their smartphones and tablets. In fact, more than half of our global monthly active users come to Yahoo on a mobile device — and we are committed to delivering outstanding advertising that is designed specifically for mobile and integrated across our new experiences.

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Available within the Yahoo Gemini marketplace, our new mobile ads include larger, richer graphics and photos for brand storytelling, combined with the performance brands need. While clearly marked as sponsored, the ads will look and act just like the content around them, and will appear within users’ personalized content streams, article pages and image galleries across Yahoo mobile and desktop products. When people tap on the ads, they can visit the brand’s site directly or view a full-screen visual for even greater interactivity and impact.

Top advertisers including Netflix are already using these new ad formats.

When advertising is a seamless part of the stories, photos and videos around it, it enhances the way people discover and share, while increasing engagement, recall, intent and favorability for advertisers. We’re excited to move toward a new mobile experience that brings together engaging content and even richer advertising.

For more information, contact your Yahoo account manager or sign up here.

Want to learn more? Check out our Press Center.

Yahoo News Digest - Now on Android - Adds International and Canadian Editions

By Nick D’Aloisio, Product Manager, Yahoo News Digest                                                                                                                                                                                                             

When we launched the Yahoo News Digest in January for iPhone users in the United States and United Kingdom, our goal was to ensure that our audience is “in the know” of the top news and information in the shortest amount of time, all while giving them a sense of completion. We received an overwhelming response, with 40% of those who downloaded the app coming back to it on a daily basis. Encouraged by the response, we are now bringing the experience to more people around the world.   

Starting today, Yahoo News Digest is now available for both iOS and Android users globally. We’ve added two new editions (beyond the existing US & UK editions): a Canadian and an International edition. Here’s what’s new:

  • In the United States and United Kingdom, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android, and has added an International edition for those who are interested in global news 

  • In Canada, Yahoo News Digest is now available on iOS and Android.  Our users in Canada can select their edition to see the most locally relevant stories or access the International news edition

  • In the rest of the world, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android and iOS through our International edition (in English)

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The Android version of the Yahoo News Digest was built specifically with a new homescreen widget that will display the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. Unlike other homescreen widgets, the Yahoo News Digest widget keeps track of the digests you’ve read.  

Every morning and night, Yahoo News Digest delivers a summarized version of the top news, in an easy-to-navigate design. Using algorithmic and human editorial curation, each story is a collection of “atoms” — articles, maps, Wikipedia  entries, videos, and photos — that make it easy to “digest” the news quickly. The international edition is compiled by our editors in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Malaysia to offer round-the-clock updates. We then deliver a timely Digest at 8am and 6pm local time, wherever you are in the world.

Yahoo News Digest for Android is now available with US, UK, Canadian, and International editions in English globally. Download the app now in Google Play.

The iOS version in English is available in your local App Store.

Want to learn more? Check out our Press Center.

Yahoo 2013 Annual Review, Now on Tumblr

By Joon Huh, Investor Relations, and Andrew Schulte, Chief of Staff to CEO

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2013 was a year of unprecedented progress and innovation here at Yahoo. We reimagined almost every mobile product, introduced new advertising experiences, embarked on world-class content partnerships, brought aboard some really amazing people, and acquired exciting technology — all as part of our mission to make the world’s daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.

Sticking with the theme of innovation, we decided to build a custom Tumblr page for our 2013 Annual Review. After we acquired the publishing powerhouse last May, we thought it only made sense to showcase our exciting progress using our own products.

Jam-packed with information about our company, our people, and our products, the 2013 Annual Review is a visual representation of all the inspiring change at Yahoo. Take a look at yahoo2013.tumblr.com, and you’ll know why we’re even more excited about what’s to come.

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The New Yahoo Mail App: Your Mail, News and Info at a Glance!

By Andrew Molyneux, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Mail

We rely on our mobile devices for many things throughout the day — to check email, search, read news, catch up on sports, follow stocks, look up the forecast, and watch videos among others. Today we’re introducing a new Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and iPod touch so all the information that’s most important to you is right at your fingertips. We’ve designed it with a focus on simplicity: it’s the familiar Yahoo Mail experience, plus one-tap access to personalized, real-time information.

When you first open the Yahoo Mail app, you’ll see your Yahoo Mail inbox and a new panel with icons for Mail, News and Today at the bottom of the screen. This is where all your news, information, and communications come together in one integrated experience.

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When you’re finished reading and replying to your email, see what’s happening in the world by tapping on the News icon. From celebrity gossip to the latest political news, you’ll find it in your personalized, visually rich news stream.

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Let’s head over to the Today icon. Here’s where you’ll find a snapshot of the information you care about most every day and search — from your local weather to a news digest to the latest stock quotes and sports scores you care about.

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We’re excited to bring you the latest version of Yahoo Mail for iPhone and iPod touch, and we hope you find it to be a simple way to access your Mail, news, and other information all within a single app. We’ll be rolling this out in the App Store to U.S. users over the next the couple of weeks. We would love to hear what you think, so please send us your feedback! 

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