Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ AppBy: Chris Crum - February 11, 2014
Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days.
The Wander team announced the news on the Days blog:
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.
Our entire team will be joining Yahoo’s NYC-based Mobile and Emerging Products group, where we’ll continue on as a startup team within a larger organization. The Days app will live on as a standalone entity, and we’ll also be working on some exciting new projects that we can’t talk about just yet.
Sincerest appreciation to our investors, our advisors, our friends and families, the good folks at Apple, and, most importantly, our users! Your days have inspired us and it’s been beyond rewarding watching the product and community we’ve built together evolve and grow. We are so grateful, thank you!
It’s always interesting to see which of the company’s acquisitions involve shutting down the product and keeping the talent as opposed to those that keep the product alive.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch puts the price “north of $10 million” based on rumor.
The Days app is so far only available for iOS.
Image via Days