April 27, 2013
Earlier this week, it was reported that Google outbid Apple in buying the popular news-summarizing app Wavii. Today, the company behind the app has officially confirmed the Google acquisition. The homepage of Wavii has been updated to show the company's logo redesigned with colors reminiscent of that of Google. Below the logo is a brief note from Wavii CEO Adrian Aoun, saying that the app is no longer available following the acquisition:
You probably know us best for our app that takes the deluge of information streaming across the web and condenses it into fast, fun updates. While we won't continue to offer this particular service, we'll be using our natural language research at Google in ways that may be useful to millions of people around the world. To all of our loyal Wavii users, we owe you a big thanks for all of your feedback and involvement throughout this journey. We look forward to taking our technology to the next level and delighting you with what we come up with next!Indeed, Wavii is in the App Store no more. The app pretty much has encountered the same fate as that of another popular news-summarizing app, Summly. Summly was pulled from the App Store right after it was acquired by Yahoo last month. But its core features were eventually integrated into Yahoo's official iOS app.