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Yahoo At CES 2014: Aviate Acquisition; New Ad Products, News Digest & Others

Yahoo unveiled several new products and announced a new unified suite of advertising products at the ongoing Consumer Electronic Show (CES) at Las Vegas, USA. Here is a quick lowdown on all the announcements: Aviate Acquisition Yahoo announced that it has acquired Aviate, a company which was building a contextual Android home screen launcher based on user's daily habits. Interestingly, Aviate was acquired before the app came out of private beta. It had raised $1.8 million from Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and others in May last year. Aviate says it automatically categorizes apps on an Android phone and groups them into various "spaces" like work, home, driving and others. Then it uses various signals like time of the day, GPS, accelerator and Wi-Fi among others to provide relevant apps or links for the moment. For instance, when an user wakes up, it might show calendar appointments and apps like email &…

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