Yahoo buys self-destruct mobile chat app

May 14, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind it
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Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind it. The app will reportedly be shut down in the coming weeks so that Blink's seven-person team can work on Yahoo's "smart communication" products. This includes former Google employees Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan, who founded Meh Labs, the start-up that created Blink.
Background:
Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink [BBC]
Yahoo buys Blink, messaging rival to Snapchat [CNET]

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