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Yahoo buys smartphone diary-app maker Wander

Published on Feb 12, 2014 8:44 AM
 
Yahoo added the startup behind smartphone visual diary-app Days to its list of acquisitions. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo on Tuesday added the startup behind smartphone visual diary-app Days to its list of acquisitions as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to pump new life into the aging Internet pioneer.

Financial terms of the deal to buy New York City-based Wander were not disclosed, but technology news website TechCrunch put the value at more than US$10 million (S$12.7 million).

The Days app, launched in March of last year, lets people weave images captured at various moments into "visual diaries" of any given days in their lives.

The Wander team will go to work in Yahoo offices in New York City as the California-based company adds more muscle to its efforts to be center-stage on smartphones and tablet computers.

 
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