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Yahoo!’s Weather: A Small Step in Mayer’s Bigger Direction

Yahoo!???s Weather: A Small Step in Mayer???s Bigger Direction
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A considerable amount of time and pixels have been spent analyzing the tenure of Marissa Mayer as the chief executive officer of Yahoo!. But alongside thoughts about her maternity leave or the company’s new (don’t) work-from-home policy, Mayer’s Yahoo has actually released some new products.

One of the first created under Mayer’s watch is Yahoo Weather. As you may guess, it’s a weather app—just like hundreds available for iOS devices. Yahoo’s app distinguishes itself in two ways. To begin with, it looks great—far better than many other weather apps, which seem to be stuck in an aesthetic that I can only describe as early-period Weather Channel (cue the Najee).