With the new year right around the corner, we figured we would leave 2011 behind on a high note. This edition of Product Pulse features Yahoo!'s latest product launches, updates and expansions. From the introduction of HUB, the new messaging app from Yahoo! to the expansion of Yahoo!'s facebook integration, we are ringing in 2012 with a bang!
Just in Time for the Holidays – New Features and Content for Livestand
It’s hard to believe it’s been just seven short weeks since Livestand’s debut in the Apple App Store (and since it was picked as one of Apple’s featured apps). We’ve just finished updating it this week to add more features and popular publications. Here’s a look at what’s new in the app:
- A new recipe finder in Shine from Yahoo! so you can browse recipes and create handy shopping lists.
- Local deals from sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Bloomspot are now seamlessly integrated into Yahoo! Today and Shine from Yahoo!.
- New Guest Mode allows you to take a tour and experience Livestand without signing in.
- Twitter integration to share articles, videos and more with a few taps.
- New publications, including: Shine from Yahoo!, Technology Review published by MIT, The Ticket from Yahoo! News (a new title focused entirely on the 2012 Elections), Minyanville, Victorian Christmas, and Big Think
And we’re still not finished – we’ll continue to iterate the app as we hear back from users like you. To download the updated app or try it out for the first time here, visit the App Store for Livestand.
‘Tis the Season for Sharing - Yahoo! Expands Facebook Integration To 26 More Sites
Back in September, we announced the Yahoo! News activity feature, putting your friends front and center in our U.S. Yahoo! News experience. And to our delight, more than 12 million of you have given it a try so far, discovering news stories and sharing what you are reading on Yahoo! with all your Facebook friends. Based on this success, we’ve expanded this nifty Facebook integration to 26 more Yahoo! sites worldwide, including Yahoo! News sites spanning the globe as well as US-based entertainment experiences, omg!, Yahoo! TV, Yahoo! Movies, and Yahoo! Games. The feature is designed to bring a deeply personalized, social news experience to more of the content millions of people come to Yahoo! to read each day. Check it out on omg! or Yahoo! News today.
IntoNow = What We’re “Into Now”
Maybe you saw IntoNow from Yahoo!'s new iPad app featured in the Wall Street Journal or ABC Tech Bytes? Maybe you heard about the app in Apple's 2011 Rewind where it was named one of the top apps of the entire year. Or maybe you're just hearing about it now. If that's the case, give it a try. With more than 2 million downloads this TV companion experience is just taking off and perfect for holiday fun on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone.
Yahoo! Image Search adds social sharing and continuous scrolling
We recently introduced two new, important features on Yahoo! Image Search to help people get the most out of searching for photos online: continuous scrolling and social sharing. Yahoo! Image Search now provides the ability to share any image through Facebook and Twitter. By clicking on the image from the search results page, people can browse effortlessly through full-size images via the desktop browser, then share with their preferred network of family and friends.
In addition to social sharing, people can scroll endlessly down the Yahoo! Image Search results to see more and more photos. Type a query for a current event and you can see photos pertaining to breaking news, along with the ability to continuously scroll through the results.
Yahoo! launches a new home for Search BOSS and three new offerings
We recently announced a new home for Yahoo! Search BOSS at boss.yahoo.com, and three new BOSS offerings: BOSS Hosted Search, BOSS Site Search, and BOSS Shortcuts. Whether you’re a site owner looking for a robust customizable search solution, a developer that needs the utmost flexibility for search as a service, or a publisher that needs quality solutions that deliver higher user engagement, boss.yahoo.com has it all.
Introducing Hub (beta) - the latest messaging app from Yahoo!
Earlier this month, Yahoo! launched Hub – a new beta group messaging app available for download in the Android app store. Hub is fast, easy-to-use and lets you have group conversations for free. Device-agnostic, Hub also allows you to easily add participants to any conversation thread so it’s easy to switch from private messaging to a group conversation. Whether it is just keeping up with a close group of friends or making spontaneous plans, with Hub you no longer have to deal with scattered messages.
Right Media's Year in Review
This week we recapped a year of growth and progress for Right Media, the world’s leading display advertising exchange. Throughout the year, we announced enhanced capabilities in a wide range of areas, including mobile advertising, rich media, geotargeting and audience segmentation. But, what do the year-end numbers say? Check out some key Right Media stats for 2011 and get the full details on the Right Media Blog.
- 90+ markets around the world where RMX is the leading exchange
- 270,000+ buyers and sellers on RMX – an increase of 15% year over year
- 10 billion impressions hosted on RMX every day – up 20% year over year
- 14 billion transactions on RMX every day – up 35% year over year
- 30%-50% acceleration in campaign activation resulting from network investments