The Information reports that Cyanogen is being courted by several of the biggest names in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Samsung, and Amazon. Cyanogen even met with Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella.
The Aviate launcher exits beta. This grants organization tools and smart features that no competitor can match, now available with no invite or hassles.
Yahoo has been busy working on an Android version of Yahoo News Digest. The good news (pun intended) is that it has now been released, and is free to download.
Yahoo Screen, Yahoo’s mobile app for streaming video, is now available on Android. Although launched last September, Yahoo Screen had been available only to iOS users on their iPhone and iPad.
CES 2014 was this week and a lot of fun stuff happened. This week we talk about Samsung Smart Home, Timely, Aviate, and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
Marissa Mayer has been acquiring companies of all sizes ever since she became the CEO of Yahoo! in July 2012. The latest is Aviate, an Android launcher that predicts which apps you are going to need at any given moment and puts them front and center on your homescreen.
Turns out the Yahoo Google Now and/or Siri competitor for Android that was floating around earlier today didn’t come from Yahoo!, but it is a real prototype built by a startup called Robin Labs. Read on for more!
Yahoo may have its own voice-based virtual assistant in the works to take on Google Now and Siri, although if real, the mobile app is not official.
JBQ moved on, and has quickly landed at Yahoo! as their new Senior Principal Engineer Working on Mobile Apps. He noted, via Twitter (not Google+), his excitement in his new role. Yahoo! definitely needs help with their mobile products, and who better than JBQ?
As Yahoo! wants for direction, Mayer is poised to offer it. If one thing can be said of Mayer as CEO of Yahoo!, it’s that she learned a thing or two from Google. Do you like the new-look Yahoo?