Yahoo is in the news again, and this time for acquiring the to do app, Astrid. The amount involved in the acquisition that happened on Thursday has not been disclosed. Astrid CEO, Jon Paris, has said that the app will continue to work as is for the next 90 days, and after that, the switch will be made. He also said that there will be a refund for eligible premium account holders, and there will be no more premium account sign ups for now. “To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll be in touch with users shortly to share how to download data,” Paris wrote in the blog.
Yahoo has also confirmed the acquisition in a statement to CNET. “We’re excited to welcome Astrid to Yahoo!’s mobile team,” the statement said. “Their background in personalized mobile experiences is impressive, and we know they will be a huge asset to as we continue to re-imagine our products.”
Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, believes that going strong on mobile platform is very much needed for a company like Yahoo right now, and that is what she is trying to do.