Yahoo buys smartphone photo app maker GhostBird
Published on Jun 13, 2013 8:14 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo on Wednesday announced it has bought a startup that makes picture-taking applications for iPhones to enhance its Flickr photo service.
Yahoo did not disclose how much it paid for GhostBird Software, the company behind KitCam and PhotoForge2 apps for Apple's popular smartphones.
"We'll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from GhostBird into our Flickr apps," Yahoo said in a brief email statement.
People who have installed KitCam or PhotoForge2 apps on iPhones will still be able to use the mini-programs, but Yahoo yanked them from Apple's online App Store and planned no updates for the future.
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