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Yahoo snaps up social news start-up Snip.it, terms undisclosed

Published on Jan 23, 2013 10:11 AM
 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30km east of Geneva, on Dec 12, 2012. Yahoo said on Tuesday it has bought "social news" start-up Snip.it, the latest acquisition to be announced under chief executive Marissa Mayer. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it has bought "social news" start-up Snip.it, the latest acquisition to be announced under chief executive Marissa Mayer.

Snip.it, a Pinterest-like service that allows news consumers to clip, organise and share articles, was founded in 2011 by Mr Ramy Adeeb, previously an investor at Khosla Ventures.

In a 2012 interview, Mr Adeeb, an Egyptian native, told Reuters he conceived his start-up idea during the recent Egyptian revolution, when he wanted to share articles about Middle East politics but found Twitter to be inadequate because most of his interactions with his Twitter followers were related only to tech in Silicon Valley.

Terms of the deal, which was first reported by tech blog AllThingsD, were not disclosed.

 
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