Fantasy Football on Your Samsung Smart TV

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By Ron Jacoby, VP Smart TV

Yahoo Fantasy Football is coming to your Samsung Smart TV! The latest Samsung Sports app now features the Yahoo Fantasy Football TV experience. Keep tabs on your weekly fantasy match-ups and follow all your league scores without missing a second of the game. And, the Samsung Sports app also gives you live player stats, game summaries, drive charts, and more.

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Look for the on-screen prompts on your Samsung Smart TV to launch the app while watching the game, or launch the app anytime through the Samsung TV app store (SmartHub).

The app is available now on select 2014 Samsung Smart TVs.

Are you ready for some Tumblr data-driven football?

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by Nemanja Djuric, Vladan Radosavljevic, and Mihajlo Grbovic

The summer of soccer is behind us, and sports fans across the U.S. can finally turn their attention to real football (that is, American football). After more than seven months of silence, the NFL stage is set for a new season of blood, sweat, and data. Yes, data.

Everybody hopes to see his or her favorite team clinch the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, but data-driven predictions are another matter. And predictions are all the more fun when you add social media to the mix.

Following the success of our World Cup predictor where we correctly forecasted three out of four semifinalists using specific Tumblr chatter, Yahoo Labs is once again using the power of data science to bring you an answer to the only question that really matters this season: Who will win? Our statistical analysis includes Tumblr posts from May through August, which we used to create a machine learning predictor based on the popularity of each team and its players according to Tumblr’s 200+ million blogs.

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Willkommen, Bonjour and Bienvenidos: Yahoo Aviate Now Available in 8 Languages!

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, Indonesian, English and Russian.

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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.

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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.

Yahoo Style: Your Style Destination

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.  

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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.

NFL Now Comes to Yahoo

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By Robby Stein, Director of Product Management

Today, we’re excited to launch NFL Now on Yahoo, bringing you a personalized dose of the NFL every single day — available across devices including Web, iPhone and iPad and coming soon on Android.

With NFL Now, each morning you’ll receive a free, personalized video feed based on your favorite teams and up-to-the minute news. As a lifelong (tortured) Washington fan, I log in every morning on my way to work to stay up to date on RG III and Alfred Morris news, along with preseason highlights.

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With our focus on mobile at Yahoo, the NFL Now experience was built with the mindset of the football fan on-the-go. Now fans can carry the NFL in their pocket by downloading Yahoo Screen today (and coming soon to the Yahoo Sports app).

With the NFL preseason almost complete, now’s the time to download the app and start gearing up for week 1!  

Bringing Digital Magazines to the Yahoo App on Android in the U.S.

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

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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.

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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.

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Yahoo responds to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!

Welcome Michele Promaulayko & Katie Brown to Yahoo!

By Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo

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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.

 

Yahoo To Host Taylor Swift In Special Worldwide Live Stream Event

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.

Introducing Our New CIO Mike Kail

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.

Welcome, Mike!