Yahoo is showing no signs of stopping its shopping spree as it has just announced its latest acquisition.
A couple of weeks ago, AllThingsD reported that Yahoo was likely to acquire Qwiki. Qwiki is the startup behind the free iPhone app of the same name that automatically turns photos and videos into “quick” movies, complete with soundtracks and transitions.
Now, the acquisition has been finalized, as announced by both parties involved.
“Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Qwiki is joining Yahoo!,” enthused the Qwiki team in a blog post. Yahoo then reblogged that post and added, “We’re excited to announce that Yahoo! acquired Qwiki – a company that uses awesome technology to bring together pictures, music and video to capture the art of storytelling.”
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The financial terms of the acquisition are undisclosed. But AllThingsD stands by the price range it initially reported for the deal, which is from $40 million to $50 million.
According to Yahoo, the Qwiki team will move to its New York office to “reimagine Yahoo!’s storytelling experience.”