Yahoo releases new weather and mail apps in second phase of rebuilding effort

Rebuilding Yahoo will require “a series of sprints,” CEO Marissa Mayer told investors this week during an earnings call. The first sprint “was all about getting people to believe in Yahoo,” she said. The next phase, she said, “is all about building beautiful products and executing well against our business strategy.” That phase begins today with the launch of two new apps.

Yahoo is releasing Yahoo Weather for iPhone and Yahoo Mail for iPad and Android tablets. By catering to mass-market interests like weather and email, the company hopes to generate interest across its entire line of mobile products.