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Yahoo dives deeper into media with online magazines

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo on Tuesday dove deeper into being an Internet Age media company, bringing in news, music and television stars for the launch of online magazines focused on technology and food.

The fresh online offerings were showcased by Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer during a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote presentation at a packed theater here.

"Yahoo is about making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining, and there are few places as inspiring and entertaining as CES," Mayer said.

"We have been hard at work re-imagining Yahoo’s core businesses across search, communications, media and video - all powered by two powerful platforms, Flickr and Tumblr."

Late last year, Yahoo had more than 400 million mobile monthly users for the first time in the Internet pioneer’s history, according to Mayer. About 800 million people use Yahoo monthly overall, the California-based company said.

The theatrical keynote production included appearances by newly-hired Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo Tech vice president David Pogue, a former New York Times reporter.

AFP


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