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Yahoo buys vanishing message app Blink

Published on May 15, 2014 6:24 AM
 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30km east of Geneva, in this file picture taken Dec 12, 2012. Self-destructing message application Blink is vanishing into Yahoo’s growing mountain of mobile technology company take-overs. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Self-destructing message application Blink is vanishing into Yahoo’s growing mountain of mobile technology company take-overs.

A post on Wednesday at the Blink website announced that the start-up is becoming part of Yahoo but did not disclose financial terms of the deal.

Blink said that in coming weeks it will shut down its applications for mobile devices powered by Apple or Android.

No mention was made regarding what Yahoo planned to do with Blink technology that is competing with Snapchat by letting people send digital messages, pictures, or voice files designed to erase themselves shortly after being opened.

 
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