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Yahoo Acquires Social Browser Startup Rockmelt

Yahoo Acquires Social Browser Startup Rockmelt

August 2, 2013
Yahoo isn’t done with its acquisition spree. Rockmelt, which produces an interesting social browser app for iOS devices and the Web, has just been acquired by the surging Internet giant. Rockmelt announced the news on its blog:
We’re excited to tell you that Rockmelt has been acquired by Yahoo!. Yahoo! and Rockmelt share a common goal: To help people discover the best content from around the web. In our short four and a half years at Rockmelt, we’ve learned a lot about how you like to browse the web, discover content, and share the great stuff you’ve found. You’ve been right by our sides as we’ve celebrated successes, endured failures, and invented new ways of doing things. You’ve taught us a ton. And we plan to put everything we’ve learned to work at Yahoo!.
We’ve been a big fan of the Rockmelt browser here at AppAdvice, but unfortunately both the app and Web product will be completely shutdown at the end of this month. Users of the app will be able to export followed feeds as an OPML file. Yahoo has been on a buying binge this summer. After purchasing Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May, the company also recently acquired KitCam and PhotoForge developer GhostBird Software and automatic video app Qwiki.

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