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Vizify acquired by Yahoo – ‘sunsetting’ of service to take place


By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

March 5, 2014 | 1 min read

Vizify, which creates a ‘personal web site’ based on social media details, has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo, although monetary details of the deal are not yet known.

The service, which turns social data into video and infographics, revealed the acquisition on 5 March, stating: “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.”

Those with a paid subscription to Vizify will receive their money back, as 'sunsetting' of the service will take place, while those who registered a domain on Vizify will be able to obtain ownership, free of charge.

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