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Yahoo buys Blink self-destructing messaging app

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - May 15, 2014, 01:06 PM IST

After Facebook-Whatsapp deal, Yahoo goes to buy Snapchat like Blink
  • Yahoo buys Blink self-destructing messaging app
    Yahoo buys Blink self-destructing messaging app
    Soon after the Facebook-Whatsapp deal is over the dying email message service Yahoo, gives us a new reason to talk about it.
    The Merissa Meyer company has acquired the self destructing messaging app Blink. Blink has formally announced the new association on its landing page. The company said “We’re excited to announce that as of May 13, 2014 Blink is joining Yahoo! We built Blink because we believe everyone should be free to show the same honesty and spontaneity in their online conversations as they can in person. We look forward to the possibilities that will come from bringing the Blink vision to Yahoo.”
    The company will soon withdraw the app from Android (here) and iOS (here) in coming few weeks.
    A Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed to PCMag that the entire team behind Blink and Meh Labs's Kismet will be joining the company's mobile team in Sunnyvale, "where they will focus on smart communication products."
    The company is now focussing on mobile. Merissa Meyer who appeared in TechCrunch Disrupt revealed this new interest.
    This app is a Snapchat like app to share text messages, audio files, sketches, video and photos with friends. The messages are shared as self-destructing messages, that gets erased automatically after some time, unless you take a screenshot of the message and save it.
    Recently Facebook went to acquire Whatsapp messaging service in order to reach more and more people and bring them into a communication network.
    Viber messaging app was purchased by Rakuten and we also heard news of Japanese getting interested in LINE messaging app. According to reports that appeared in February this year, Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel’s Japanese app partner ‘Softbank’ may acquire the messaging service provider for about Rs. 90 thousand crore.
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