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Yahoo buys Blink, a secret messaging app founded by an ex-Googler

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Yahoo buys Blink, a secret messaging app founded by an ex-Googler
The app shopping season never closes for Yahoo. This time, the company bought itself Blink, an Android and iOS app that rides on the popular, self-destructing messaging trend. The sum of the acquisition was not disclosed, but Blink's creators from Meh Labs (which does sound a lot like Meth Labs, but in reality, it's not), announced the acquisition and confirmed that they'll be shutting down the app. 

Yahoo has not disclosed what it wants to do with Meh's technology. Last year, the company gulped up many start-ups, including the likes of Alike, GoPollGo, Jybe, MileWise, and Summly, along with Astrid and Tumblr.

Although Blink itself isn't a wildly powerful Snapchat competitor, it does enjoy a user-base of anywhere between 10 000 to 50 000, which is no small feat for an app that probably saw minimum advertising. Meh Labs was founded by ex-Googler Kevin Stephens and has seven employees, which will now join Yahoo.

via VentureBeat

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posted on 14 May 2014, 03:34

1. Max_Boost (Posts: 54; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Meh!!! LOL

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:08

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


lucky 7 employees got a job at a stable big company !

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:24

3. Mohammad_Abu-Shukur (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


hope blink comes 4 all platforms not only on IOS and android
(WP,,,S60,,S40,,Windows(pc))

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:31

4. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


are they allowed to use that name since Microsoft already have an app called blink

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:41

5. QuadFace (Posts: 61; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


What about the HTC Blink feed?

posted on 14 May 2014, 05:31

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sucks.

posted on 14 May 2014, 05:50 1

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Yahoo, the place where your startup eventually dies in corporate...and never to be seen again.

posted on 14 May 2014, 06:35

8. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


and you got a ton of money for it !

posted on 14 May 2014, 06:42

9. elitewolverine (Posts: 1572; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


yes because the law made them sell...welcome to the world where the idea of selling your company is actually a dream, not a bad thing.

posted on 14 May 2014, 06:47

10. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I smell Yahoo! sourcing for an operating system. Those companies they bought have outright good tech databases.

posted on 14 May 2014, 06:57

11. muser793 (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


So much messaging apps, such social WOW!

posted on 14 May 2014, 08:24

12. tokuzumi (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I had honestly forgotten that Yahoo was still around.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:20

13. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yahoo is around everywhere just not under the name yahoo !

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