Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Makes Comeback With Sunshine Contacts App

Former Yahoo chief government Marissa Mayer started her comeback to the tech scene Wednesday with the launch of a brand new cellular app aimed toward serving to individuals organise their contacts.

The startup created by Mayer after her departure from Yahoo in 2017 unveiled its app referred to as Sunshine Contacts, which “automatically creates a comprehensive set of your personal and professional contacts from disparate places like your phone, online address books, and email,” in line with the corporate.

“The essential technologies that help us stay connected to those who matter most are antiquated,” stated Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Sunshine, which was beforehand generally known as Lumi Labs.

“At Sunshine, we believe there’s an immense opportunity to make the mundane magical. It’s been an extremely challenging and rewarding problem to tackle and we’re just getting started.”

Sunshine, based mostly in Silicon Valley, has raised $20 million (roughly Rs. 150 crores) in capital and plans to launch a sequence of different purposes.

The Sunshine Contacts app, which is free and obtainable for the Apple iOS working system, goals to assist customers create extra organisation of their private {and professional} contacts.

“If you are like most people, the contact cards on your phone are messy: they haven’t been updated in years, there are tons of duplicates, many are incomplete, some have out of date information,” in accordance to the Sunshine web site.

With the app, “your previously, static messy contact cards are then magically organised and updated with the latest info.”

Mayer left Yahoo in 2017 after failing to engineer a turnaround of the once-dominant Internet firm, and eventually negotiating a sale to telecom large Verizon.

Yahoo was offered for lower than $5 billion (roughly Rs. 37,100 crores), capping an extended decline from when it had a peak market worth of some $125 billion (roughly Rs. 9,27,700 crores) in 2000.

She was named CEO at Yahoo in 2012 after greater than a decade at Google, changing into one of many few girls to go a serious Silicon Valley tech agency.

Mayer’s Sunshine co-founder is Enrique Munoz Torres, a former head of search and promoting at Yahoo and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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