Yahoo Buys Snapchat-Like Blink App For Undisclosed Sum

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Looks like Yahoo is back into its shopping mode. The company headed by Marissa Mayer has secretly acquired one of the messaging app. In fact, the IM app, which Yahoo has just bought for an undisclosed sum is an unique app, called Blink. The application was popularly used when it was first released as it came with a self-destructing message service.

Yahoo Buys Snapchat-Like Blink App For Undisclosed Sum

Blink app is available on Android and iOS, and has been developed by Meh Labs allowing users to send texts, pictures, and audio that self-destruct similar to the popular established app Snapchat. Thus you can call Blink as a competitor to Snapchat, which recently added instant messaging and video chat and newer apps like Confide and Wick. Sadly, due to the acquisition, the Blink app for iOS and Android will soon shut down.

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It is worth mentioning that Meh Labs was founded by former Google employees Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan. Blink's team of seven includes two founders who will join Yahoo as a result of the acquisition.

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Via it's official blogpost, 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."

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