Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Yahoo! gets make-over

21 February 2013, 12:04

San Francisco - Yahoo! sported a new look on Wednesday in a make-over tailored by style savvy and engineering smart chief Marissa Mayer.

Web pages long cluttered with low-brow ads were redesigned to highlight news of interest to visitors along with feeds of what is getting attention online.

"Designed to be more intuitive and personal, the new Yahoo! experience is all about your interests and preferences," Mayer said in a blog post.

"Yahoo! has always been about bringing you the very best of the web. And, today, we're introducing a new, more modern experience to do just that."

Mayer took over in July at Yahoo! after 13 years at Google, having been hired as the 20th employee and first woman engineer at the company that went on to be the new king of internet search.


Shortly after taking over at Yahoo!, Mayer expressed a vision to "make the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining".

Mayer joined Yahoo! as the fifth chief executive there in as many years as the struggling internet search pioneer tried to reinvent itself as a "premier digital media" company after withering in Google's shadow.

Mayer has echoed the mantra of predecessors who maintained that the company could find prosperity by mining information about users to insightfully tailor online content and target money-making advertising.

Yahoo! in 2009 began letting Bing handle the labour-intensive job of finding and indexing content on the internet, freeing itself to concentrate on interesting or personalised ways to present results.

The re-designed Yahoo! pages rolled out in the US on Wednesday were a step along the path directed by Mayer.

"Whether you are a sports fanatic or entertainment buff, you can easily customise your newsfeed to your interests," Mayer said.

Yahoo! websites have also been optimised for access from smartphones or tablet computers, according to Mayer, who added that online services have been made faster with "under-the-hood improvements".



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...