by Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer
Today, we are happy to announce that we will be introducing a new Yahoo! logo next month.
Over the past year, there’s been a renewed sense of purpose and progress at Yahoo!, and we want everything we do to reflect this spirit of innovation. While the company is rapidly evolving, our logo — the essence of our brand — should too.
We’ve introduced beautiful new products that have changed the way you see the weather, read email, share photos, and follow your favorite sports teams. We’ve partnered with great artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, John Legend, and Imagine Dragons to take Yahoo! On The Road. And of course, we are excited to come together with tumblr, and by extension, its incredible community of creators.
The new logo will be a modern redesign that’s more reflective of our reimagined design and new experiences. To get everyone warmed up, we are kicking off 30 days of change. Beginning now, we will display a variation of the logo on our homepage and throughout our network in the U.S. for the next month. It’s our way of having some fun while honoring the legacy of our present logo.
We also want to preserve the character that is unique to Yahoo! — fun, vibrant, and welcoming — so we’ll be keeping the color purple, our iconic exclamation point and of course the famous yodel. After all, some things never go out of style.
Here’s day 1’s logo:
Come back to Yahoo! every day in the next 30 days and check out our official new logo on Sept 4th at 9pm PT/Sept 5th midnight ET.
By Kate Delos Reyes, Country Manager and Media Head in Yahoo! Philippines
Over 11,000 fans had the opportunity to cheer for their favorite celebrities as they walked in at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines recently to attend the Yahoo! OMG! awards.
Filipinos are passionate about all things showbiz and this is exactly what we cater to with the OMG! awards. The award honors the Philippines’ favorite celebs, emerging stars and dedicated fans in the field of music, film, radio and television, who have been most-searched on Yahoo! Philippines and have caught the attention of the Filipino audience over the past year.
During the five weeks prior to the event, fans used online and SMS voting to narrow down winners in 22 categories. The voting website received more than 4 million unique users, 76 million page views, and 9 million votes. This surpassed last year’s record of 4 million votes, proving how passionate and competitive our fans are about their celebrity idols.
The award categories included Celebrity of the Year, Actor of the Year, Breakthrough Actress of the Year, Noontime Show of the Year, Best Love Team of the Year, Radio Show of the Year, Male Radio DJ of the Year, and Fan Club of the Year.
Popular TV actor Edu Manzano and musician Billy Crawford served as emcees at the awards show, which was jam packed with high-energy performances from Filipino superstars Gary Valenciano, Charice, Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino, Erik Santos, Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona, and Kjwan.
Check out highlights from the event:
We’re excited to tell you that Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo!.
Yahoo! and Rockmelt share a common goal: To help people discover the best content from around the web. In our short four and a half years at Rockmelt, we’ve learned a lot about how you like to browse the web, discover…
We’re excited to announce that Yahoo! has acquired Rockmelt!
Rockmelt was designed to make sense of the Internet. The team has built a simple and beautiful technology that combines social, personalization and discovery to help you not only find what you’re looking for, but also stumble across some cool stuff along the way.
The parallels between Yahoo! and Rockmelt are obvious: we share a common goal to help people discover the best personalized content from around the web. We can’t wait to integrate the Rockmelt technology into our platform as we work to deliver the best experiences to our users in new and exciting ways.
- Mike Kerns and Adam Cahan
by Jacqueline Reses, Chief Development Officer, Yahoo!
Today, I have the pleasure of announcing that we’ll be moving our Yahoo! San Francisco team to a space within the San Francisco Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission later this year. We’re designing a cool, fun and beautiful space to inspire collaboration and innovation.
These days, transformation is palpable everywhere you turn at Yahoo!. For this reason, we love the symbolism of moving into the Chronicle building, as it personifies the digital revolution in how people around the world consume media.
Our spacious new office will allow us to continue the growth of our team. We’ll have a fabulous onsite environment, including great food, a game room, collaborative work stations, and ample room for teams to work together and have fun.
And of course, there’s the neighborhood: the Chronicle building is located in the dynamic Market Street area of San Francisco. We’re excited to expand our team next door to a number of tech trailblazers who also call this neighborhood home.
Over the last year, we’ve significantly expanded our San Francisco team, where you can find many of the greatest engineering minds behind Flickr and other Yahoo! products, like our modernized Yahoo! homepage, a completely new Yahoo! News for Web, mobile and tablets, and the new Yahoo! Mail. We have an incredibly talented group in the City by the Bay, and look forward to continuing that growth in months and years to come.
Mayor of San Francisco Edwin M. Lee said, “Technology companies both large and small thrive in vibrant, collaborative urban environments where they employ residents and drive economic growth. I am delighted that Yahoo! is moving to the 5M Project and expanding their presence in San Francisco, the Innovation Capital of the World, where they will have access to our City’s world class talent.”
Stephen T. Hearst, vice president and general manager of Hearst Corporation’s Western Properties, which owns the property, shared his thoughts about our upcoming move: “We are extremely pleased to bring Yahoo! in as a quality tenant at the 5M Project. Yahoo!’s innovative mission makes it a great fit for 5M, which continues to thrive as a creative and economic engine in the neighborhood.”
Want to join us at our new San Francisco office? We’re hiring!
By Ken Fuchs, vice president of Yahoo! global media and head of Yahoo! Sports and Games
Back in December, we announced our partnership with NBC Sports Group, and we are excited to announce a new branch to our partnership: the launch of two national programs that will air across both national cable and digital platforms, that feature the top personalities and experts from both brands, and use Yahoo’s real-time data and signals to both inform and drive the conversation for fans.
First up, beginning this Thursday, Fantasy Football Live — Thursday Night! will debut extending our popular live Sunday FFL show (Noon ET / 9a PT on Sundays during NFL season) giving fantasy fans an edge heading into the Thursday night game and planning for the weekend. The concept will bridge television and digital – starting first on-air on NBC Sports Network and then moving online for another 30 minutes of analysis, picks, intel, news and fun. We’ll integrate experts from both Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports, including Rotoworld, allowing for a high energy, entertaining, and informative show.
NBC Sports’ Erik Kuselias and NBC Sports Rotoworld fantasy experts will be joined on the net by a mix of Yahoo! Sports talent including Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens. Then at 7 p.m. ET, the cameras will shift to the Yahoo! Sports studios, with host Melanie Collins alongside Brad, Brandon and Andy and other guests to provide more inside scoop until 7:30 p.m ET on Yahoo! Sports. After the shows we’ll have the best moments available on-demand on both NBCSports.com and Yahoo! Sports.
On deck after Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!, starting Aug. 19, NBC Sports Network is launching SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports. The show will air live daily from Noon–1 p.m. ET. and be a cool and unique approach to diving into accelerating sports stories, top highlights and trending athletes using data and sentiments gathered by Yahoo! Sports. Driven by analytics that provide real-time insights into what is starting to bubble up with fans, SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will set the stage for what will matter most that day in sports. The show will integrate stories appearing on Yahoo! Sports and turn to experts, athletes and guests from both NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports (including our own Woj, Forde and Wetzel among others) to give fans an insider perspective. SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno.
Following the broadcast, an extra digital-only show will stream live from 1-1:15 p.m. ET on both Yahoo! Sports and NBCSports.com, and feature additional stories, dive deep into an on-going story or have extra time with guests.
There you have it. Two sports shows combining the best of television and the web to bring fans world-class, up-to-the-minute news and updates around their favorite teams and fantasy players. Speaking of fantasy, I gotta go. Time to hit the new Yahoo! Sports Fantasy app to do some mock drafts and start preparing to crush it in my league (check it out – can now draft live on your phone!).