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CES 2014: Marissa Mayer keynote (live blog)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer takes the stage at CES 2014.

  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:16:38 PM
    Mobile takes the things Yahoo has excelled at, like news and mail, and puts them in your pocket.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:16:43 PM
    Mobile usage has increased 5X in the last few years, searching the Web and sending e-mails.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:17:00 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:07 PM
    They're checking the weather, searching the Web, looking at e-mail, sharing photos, etc.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:11 PM
    It's not just about the proliferation of devices, but the amount of time spent on those phones, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:26 PM
    Mayer gives some stats about the growth of mobile and tablets. We expect to see 3.8B connected devices in 2017, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:32 PM
    Mobile is all about growth, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:35 PM
    Yahoo is the No. 2 most loved company worldwide, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:39 PM
    We surpassed 400 million monthly mobile users, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:42 PM
    Does that sound familiar? This is who we are, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:42 PM
    She teases some announcements. News!
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:17:44 PM
    There are few places as entertaining as CES, she says.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:17:47 PM
    I just use all my phone's data to browse Imgur, honestly.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:17:50 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:18:17 PM
    Mayer talking about how much your phone knows about you, and how it can apply to your search experience. It's all about contextual knowledge, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:18:38 PM
    She believes the home screen should be smarter.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:18:54 PM
    Aviate gives you recommendations and organizes your apps based on contextual tools. It's focused on daily habits.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:18:54 PM
    Yahoo has acquired Aviate.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:19:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:19:15 PM
    If you look at stock quotes in the morning, Aviate can deliver Yahoo Finance to your phone automatically.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:19:24 PM
    Yahoo performed 600 experiments on the user experience
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:19:32 PM
    Yahoo conducted 600 experiments on the user experience, she says.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:19:51 PM
    That's some pseudo-mad scientist level right there
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:19:58 PM
    People come to Yahoo to communicate with friends and family, she says.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:20:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:10 PM
    Your inbox carries the keys to your life: photos, shopping plans, memories, etc., she says. Our team has been focused on improving the mailbox, making it more [precise].
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:21:15 PM
    Media is one of Yahoo's key strengths, like Yahoo finance and sports
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:16 PM
    Media is a key strength for Yahoo, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:27 PM
    Making it more precise. Sorry, errors are popping up in our system.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:33 PM
    We've overhauled our core media population to bring personalized, curated content.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:44 PM
    NBC Sports, ABC, CBS are among the partners to work with Yahoo, she says.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:21:51 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:21:55 PM
    Katie Couric is now on stage.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:21:56 PM
    Whoa! Katie Couric takes the stage
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:22:02 PM
    She signed a deal late last year to work with Yahoo.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:22:17 PM
    Oh, it's Couric's birthday!
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:22:31 PM
    She can't think of a better way to spend her birthday than with her "friends" at CES. Sure...
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:22:53 PM
    Couric got in the news business 35 years ago. It was a time when harass was two words, not one. (Ha)
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:22:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:23:22 PM
    One of her first jobs was wearing white gloves and changing the purple ribbon on the teleprompter.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:23:54 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:23:59 PM
    She brings up her infamous clip where she asked what the Internet was. Heh.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:24:09 PM
    News has changed so much, she says. It's ubiquitous.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:24:23 PM
    It's there when you want it, not when some programmer decides to run it.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:24:30 PM
    We reach for our mobile devices to check the headlines, she says.
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