July 31, 2014

Yahoo! scoops up self-destructing message app Blink

Blink

Yahoo has recently acquired Blink! Secret Messaging app for a undisclosed amount.  The app is very similar to Snapchat except it’s not pictures, it’s messages.

Blink has posted the news on their website and has stated that the messaging service will shut down in the coming weeks.  Blink was originally launched in April of 2013 and lasted a little over a year.

Yahoo has recently been buying up mobile startups in an effort to get into the online services market since so many users are now using tablets and smartphones to access the web.  We don’t know exactly how much Blink went for, but from prior buyouts such as Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp for $19 billion, we can expect a pretty sizable amount here as well.

Source: Reuters