Yahoo's Mayer speaks mobile at company's first Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo's Mayer speaks mobile at company's first Mobile Developer Conference
In San Francisco on Thursday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer hosted the company's first ever Mobile Developer Conference. Yahoo has made a push into mobile at the right time. Mayer said at the event that mobile originally started as a hobby inside the company, but now accounts for 25% of revenue. Of the 1 billion viewers claimed by Yahoo, 575 million are using a mobile device when connecting with a Yahoo site.

The mobile economy amounts to $3.3 trillion a year. If it were a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP in the world. Yahoo itself brought in mobile-related revenue of $1.2 billion in 2014. That would place it number three in its business category. During Mayer's reign at Yahoo, the number of mobile developers inside the company has grown from 50 to the current number of 500.

At the mobile conference, Mayer also introduced Yahoo's new mobile developer suite that includes a number of analytical, marketing and advertising tools designed to help developers get more business from their apps. This is where Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry last year comes into play.

While more than 1000 developers attended the conference, not everyone considers Yahoo's mobile push to be a total success. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, "Yahoo has had a lot of progress, but they still lag the industry in terms of mobile adoption and mobile revenue. They’re at about half of where they probably should be."

source: BusinessWire via USAToday

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15 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The hottest CEO ever!

2. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hottest I know of, anyway. If there's a hotter one, I want to see her.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So do I. Marrisa is sexyyyyyyyy. +1

7. Arte.

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

And you're wife isn't....? You said you love you're wife so much, so what's this? You are not a loyal person? Lmfao.

8. Metropolis75

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Hey. At least he's aiming up. My wife said she wouldn't care if I left her for a Kardashian, as long as after the eventual divorce I come back to her with the divorce settlement lol.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhh, not aiming up. My wife is hot too, just giving props to a beautiful woman.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2679; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

She is ridiculously pretty. She's also very, very savvy and has a great grasp of how to establish a healthy company culture.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Beauty and brains bruh. Nice combo.

6. Arte.

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

"She surely is pretty looking than you're fat ugly saggy middle old aged wife"......?

10. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The perfect woman of this century - brains and beauty. Did u guys know that last year she was several hours late to an extremely important meeting with investors and apologized on stage saying quite frankly "sorry, i overslept" lol. i like her honest attitude. s**t happens, so let's just be human about it and move on. actually, that event led to a quite fierce debate about whether Marissa had lost a great opportunity to impress the investors and might even be replaced as CEO.

9. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Happy with mine who's gorgeous but she's a beautiful nevertheless I'm not blind!

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Soooooooooooooo, all but one of the comments are about her looks & not about the actual article. Hilarious.

12. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

she is so beautiful even with no make up on her face dear marissa, all i can say is that your husband is so damn lucky to have a woman like you in his life .. beauty + intelligence !

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Double.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is the ongoing problem of women in STEM. You horndogs are still much more interested in their bodies than their brains. Although I have to wonder if the Yahoo execs weren't the same...

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