Marissa Mayer Unveils Unlikely Source of Yahoo’s Gameplan

"Yahoo Magazines" will deliver news content to tablets and computers

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Yahoo’s team led by CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled the company’s moves for 2014 at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday, including a Yahoo News Digest and Yahoo Magazines, which will factor heavily in the company’s media plans this year.

The Yahoo News Digest incorporates technology by teenage developer Nick D’Alosio, where material is automatically written by curators but “editorially curated” by humans, and Yahoo Magazines, which will use a Tumblr-powered interface to deliver stories to tablets and computers.

Also at the presentation, Tumblr CEO David Karp announced that Yahoo will power all of Tumblr’s ads. Yahoo also announced it is revamping its app for SmarTVs to give better movie and TV recommendations.