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 cell 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 “routinely creates a complete set of your private {and professional} contacts from disparate locations like your telephone, on-line deal with books, and e mail,” in accordance with the corporate.

“The important applied sciences that assist us keep related to those that matter most are antiquated,” stated Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Sunshine, which was beforehand often known as Lumi Labs.

“At Sunshine, we imagine there’s an immense alternative to make the mundane magical. It has been a particularly difficult and rewarding drawback to deal with and we’re simply getting began.”

Sunshine, primarily based 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 accessible for the Apple iOS working system, goals to assist customers create extra organisation of their private {and professional} contacts.

“In case you are like most individuals, the contact playing cards in your telephone are messy: they have not been up to date in years, there are tons of duplicates, many are incomplete, some have old-fashioned data,” in accordance to the Sunshine web site.

With the app, “your beforehand, static messy contact playing cards are then magically organised and up to date with the newest information.”

Mayer left Yahoo in 2017 after failing to engineer a turnaround of the once-dominant Web firm, and at last negotiating a sale to telecom big Verizon.

Yahoo was bought 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 ladies to move 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 Know-how.


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