Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Eyes Stronger Facebook Ties

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to tighten her company’s focus on mobile applications and align it more closely with Facebook while speaking at an investors’ conference in San Francisco Tuesday hosted by Goldman Sachs.

Bloomberg reported that Mayer said Yahoo would whittle down its focus from the 75 or so mobile apps the company currently offers to “the dozen or so applications that people use all the time on their phones,” adding that a key component of Yahoo’s future plans is enhancing its social features.

Mayer said at the conference, as reported by Bloomberg:

One of the things that people really want to do is share their interests with their friends. We need to have sharing built as a fundamental component.

A lot of the strengths of Facebook are available to Yahoo users. That’s something we want to build upon. We have a real commitment to bringing valuable content to our users.

Readers: How do you see Yahoo and Facebook collaborating?

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