real-time news and commentary for investors
Thursday, Apr 18
Continuing its mobile push, Yahoo (YHOO -1.8%) is rolling out Mail apps for the iPad and Android...
Continuing its mobile push, Yahoo (YHOO -1.8%) is rolling out Mail apps for the iPad and Android tablets, and a branded Weather app for the iPhone - the pre-installed iPhone Weather app uses Yahoo's data, but is unbranded and features no ads. Yahoo is hoping a photo-centric UI for the weather app, and a strong emphasis on the reading experience for the mail apps, will attract users. The updates come shortly after Yahoo announced major DAU increases for its revamped smartphone mail apps. Yahoo Mail has been steadily bleeding share, but still claimed 281.7M users at the end of 2012 (per comScore). (Yahoo/Apple)