Yahoo has acquired Aviate, a startup that taps the apps on your smartphone to bring up information at the moment that it’s relevant. On Android it’s basically a launcher. Mayer suggested that Yahoo could use Aviate’s technology to deliver its content in ways that are “smarter and more personalized.” For example, she said that your homescreen could automatically show you stock quotes at the beginning of the day, instead of forcing you to open a finance app. It had raised a $1.8 million round of funding last year from Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and others. Link


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