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| February 12, 2014
Yahoo Acquires Wander But Startup's Popular Days Diary App Will Live On
Yahoo's seemingly ceaseless startup shopping spree continues with Wander, the company behind the popular diary app Days. As noted by VentureBeat, the acqui-hire was announced by Wander in a new blog post:
We’ve spent the past few years figuring out how to make content creation as habitual as content consumption. That’s the idea behind Days, the daily visual diary we launched in May 2013. Nine months later, we’re excited to announce that we’ve accepted an offer to bring our work on daily habits to Yahoo. We started our company with the vision of transforming daily habits, and we’re proud to be joining a new one that shares that mission.Wander notes that, unlike with most other services developed by Yahoo-acquired startups, Days' days aren't numbered. While the Wander team will be joining Yahoo's New York-based Mobile and Emerging Products group, Days will, fortunately, continue to be available "as a standalone entity." Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later, Days is available in the App Store for free. Days was updated to version 2.0 last month with a new iOS 7-inspired design alongside various improvements. For more information on Days, check out our original review of the app here on AppAdvice, which suggests, “If you think photo sharing is too fast and superficial, you might want to try sharing your life with Days.” For more recent Yahoo acquisition news, see also: Yahoo Acquires Incredible Labs, Plans To Shut Down Personal Assistant App Donna, Yahoo Said To Have Finalized Acquisition Deal With Anchor App Developer Tomfoolery, and Yahoo Acquires Cross-Platform Video Streaming Startup QuikIO.