Yahoo CEO Marrisa Mayer sat down with Bloomberg TV in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, and spoke at length about the future of search, social, mobile and Yahoo’s strategy. She also offered her first public comments about Yahoo’s positioning and strategy, amid intensifying competition from a range of larger players, including Google, Amazon and Facebook.
New data released by comScore shows that in the US “4 out of 5″ smartphone owners are visiting retail sites on their mobile devices. The total number of mobile-retail visitors was 85.9 million according to the measurement firm. Amazon was the leading retail destination with an audience of almost 50 million smartphone owners.
This makes perfect sense given the strength of Amazon’s brand and the early investments the company made in mobile and tablet app development. It is the site most often used in stores to check prices and product reviews. It is also the so-called “m-commerce” leader in the US.
Interest in Instagram rose significantly in July, enough to make it the top gaining web property in comScore’s monthly tracking of traffic to U.S. websites.
And hello, Tumblr, surpassing Myspace.
I’m not biased in favor of Apple or Google or Amazon or Facebook or any other company. I’m biased toward products that work. I’m biased toward wanting to see the products I already love work better. Writing about flaws doesn’t mean that I or anyone completely hates a product entirely, nor is biased against the company that makes that product.