Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization

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Yahoo has acquired data visualization company Vizify, which turns social media data into infographic, video and card formats.

Vizify announced the news on its blog:

We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all consume and create every day into something more beautiful and personal. We were awed and grateful to see this vision taken up by so many of you as you built and shared our graphical bios, infographic cards, and videos.

Since last summer, we’ve been engaged in a conversation with some of the incredible folks at Yahoo about the ways this more visual approach to data can inspire and entertain. As our conversations progressed, we realized we’d found a partner who shared our passion for user experience, design, and visualizing information. Ultimately, we just couldn’t say no to the opportunity to bring our vision to the hundreds of millions of people who use Yahoo every day.

GeekWire got this statement from Yahoo: “We have found in Vizify a company that shares our passion for visualization technology and the user experience.”

The Vizify team will join Yahoo, and the service will be sunsetting September 4th. Transition details for users can be found here.

While they won't reveal any specifics, the team will be working on "bringing a more visual approach to data" at Yahoo.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Image via Vizify

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