Mail and search, after all, are major growth markets, and "there's no reason why we shouldn't be growing with that," Mayer said.
The conference with financial analysts was held immediately following the news that the company had acquired Alike, a location discovery app.
Many of Mayer's remarks on the importance of mobile for Yahoo echoed statements she made last month during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. During that event she cited the company's redesigned Flickr iOS app and Yahoo Mail as positive steps for the company but added, "there's a lot of work still to be done."
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