NEW YORK--Marissa Mayer has clear vision of what a moonshot -- an epic accomplishment -- would be for Yahoo. She wants Yahoo persistent on every smartphone, tablet and PC for every Internet user. "The nice thing is that we are not that far off," the Yahoo CEO said in conversation with Wired senior writer Steven Levy at the Wired Business Conference. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
She did not specify whether Yahoo will be releasing any apps, Meanwhile, Mayer also said a key focus in her time at Yahoo has been getting the company to move faster, She said the company is "really uniquely suited" for the mobile world, as its products fall into the main activities consumers do on their phones -- such as checking e-mail and sharing photos, Currently, 300 million people use Yahoo's mobile apps, while 700 million visit the desktop site each day, Mayer said, There's also a big opportunity for Yahoo to innovate the wildflowers iphone case user experience for search, she said, including areas such as voice search and universal search and "bringing back different kinds of results." Yahoo will maintain its search relationship with Microsoft, she said, so it can focus on the user interface instead of the back end of the search process..
"The moonshot for Yahoo is being on every smartphone, very tablet, every PC, every day for every Internet user," Mayer said. "The nice thing is we're not that far off. But that said, we do need to grow. And we need to grow in a way that's not just with the market growing."Marissa Mayer says employees are working with a developer version to see how users could operate Yahoo programs with the eyewear. Google's Internet-connected eyewear has generated a lot of buzz, but it's still too early to know if it will take off. So far, the glasses come with few apps and limited functionality, but many developers are working on creating software for Glass, spurred in part by some big Silicon Valley investors looking to back startups making Glass apps.
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