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CES 2014: Marissa Mayer keynote (live blog)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer takes the stage at CES 2014.

  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:24:32 PM
    Couric's 90 year old mom still reads the newspaper. There's hope for the publishing industry yet!
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:24:45 PM
    Anyone with a cell phone and Twitter handle can be a reporter and deliver eyewitness accounts, she says.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:24:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:25:07 PM
    It's easy to feel like your drowning in a virtual tsunami with all the news. It's too much info, but not enough understanding, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:25:10 PM
    Linking has too often replaced reporting, she says.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:25:21 PM
    TMINEU = too much information but not enough understanding. Couric's acronym is not her forte, BTW, IMHO.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:26:01 PM
    Yahoo has shown a commitment to ideals like judgement, perspective, context, expertise, and integrity, Couric says, explaining her move to the company.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:26:24 PM
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:26:38 PM
    Couric is interested in interviewing "people who have an interesting, important stories to tell."
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:27:05 PM
    Maybe she'll ask what newspapers we like to read, "Name one, just one."
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:27:09 PM
    We're in the process of reimagining how we take original and curated content and bring them in a new way, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:27:23 PM
    And with that, Couric walks backstage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:27:47 PM
    Mayer's back to talking. Focused on concept of too long, didn't read.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:27:49 PM
    TL;DR is an Internet trolls favorite phrase.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:28:22 PM
    Summly founder Nick D'Aloisio is on now to talk about a new Yahoo product.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:28:31 PM
    It's called Yahoo News Digest. It simplifies news and eliminates info overload and TL;DR
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:28:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:28:47 PM
    Newspapers used to provide comprehensive summaries of complex affairs, but its overwhelming on mobile, he says.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:28:52 PM
    D'Aloisio is otherwise known as that kid who has made more money than you ever will in your lifetime.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:29:03 PM
    Yahoo News Digest provides two daily summaries, one in the AM, and one in the evening.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:29:43 PM
    They include all the important news, blending tech and journalism. It's different in delivery and presentation. Each story created out of multiple stories, including art, graphics, photo, details, etc, he says.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:29:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:29:50 PM
    Okay, live demo time.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:30:07 PM
    The News Digest app has a really sleek app, very minimalistic
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:30:35 PM
    Summaries are produced by multiple sources
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:30:40 PM
    There's a morning cover photo. You can scroll down for multiple stories.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:30:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:30:53 PM
    It reminds me a bit of Flipboard.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:31:08 PM
    Each item provides unique content -- like interactive maps, lists of tweets, and graphics
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:31:12 PM
    It's a separate app on your smartphone.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:31:16 PM
    The app also includes a link to the original content.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:31:25 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:31:45 PM
    Each story has a unique set of "atoms" that make for a comprehensive story.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:32:03 PM
    When you're done reading all your news, you get a little congratulatory pop-up message
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:32:09 PM
    I'm not sure I like the idea of one of my stories used to create a summary presented by Yahoo.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:32:17 PM
    When you get to the bottom, it gets to a green screen that says Done. Heh.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:32:29 PM
    There's even a countdown to the next digest.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:32:30 PM
    I actually like this idea -- it's like a virtual pat on the back. "Congrats! You are now a well-informed citizen of your world for today."
  • sarahtew 1/7/2014 9:32:31 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:32:34 PM
    And with that, young Nick is off the stage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:32:57 PM
    The News Digest can harness the Web and deliver it in a nice, organized experience, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:33:22 PM
    It's about harnessing the power of the Web to create new experiences, she says.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:33:22 PM
    Mayer is now talking about magazines for a new product
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:33:53 PM
    Pioneering a new way to consume content with Yahoo digital magazines, starting with Yahoo Food.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:34:04 PM
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