Yahoo Buys Blink Messaging App
Yahoo has purchased Blink, an app that lets users send self-destructing messages, for an undisclosed sum. Blink functions similar to Snapchat, but allows users to choose when their message disappears from the recipient's inbox. According to Blink, Yahoo will shut down both the Android and iOS Blink apps in the coming weeks. Yahoo has not said what it intends to do with Blink. Yahoo has been scooping up mobile-related startups at a furious pace over the last 18 months in order to shore up its smartphone and tablet offerings. Apps that allow people to send messages between devices outside of normal SMS channels, often referred to as over-the-top, have grown in popularity in recent years. Facebook recently purchased one such service, called WhatsApp, for $19 million.
Yahoo Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
Yahoo's Android App Catches Up to iOS Version
Yahoo today pushed out an update to its Android application that brings it inline with the iOS app, which it refreshed in January. The Android Yahoo app is now more visually engaging and makes it easier to access articles, polls, and blogs from Yahoo's digital magazines, such as Yahoo Autos, Yahoo Sports, and others.
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