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YAHOO! a cumparat serviciul ASTRID, o retea cu peste 4 milioane de utilizatori

Yahoo achizitioneaza AstridYahoo! a cumparat compania Astrid, reteaua dezvolta un serviciu „to do list” si avea aproximativ 4 milioane de utilizatori pe web, Android, Windows si iOS.

Echipa Astrid va fi integrata intr-o divizie Yahoo!, iar tehnologia dezvoltata de ea va fi inclusa in serviciile oferite de mastodontul online, relateaza USA Today.

Clientii care au cumparat servicii premium de la compania Astrid isi vor primii banii inapoi dupa 90 de zile, cand serviciul va fi inchis. Utilizatorii care au achizitionat un abonament anual vor primi inapoi banii pe cele noua luni ramase.

Compania americana Yahoo! nu a dezvaluit si valoarea tranzactiei.

Comunicatul aparut pe blogul lui Jon Paris, co-fondator Astrid:

“Friends of Astrid,

Jon Paris - co-founder Astri. Foto from LinkedinWe are thrilled to announce that we have been acquired by Yahoo!. When we set out to build Astrid, we sought to help as many people as possible become happier, healthier and more productive. We’re really excited to join the mobile team and continue this work with Yahoo!’s goal of “making the world’s daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.”

Over the next 90 days, Astrid will continue to work as is, and we will no longer be accepting new premium subscriptions. To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll be in touch with users shortly to share how to download data.

We are grateful to the more than 4 million of you who have downloaded our apps, to those who have shared Astrid with friends, family and co-workers, and to all who encouraged us with your kind words along the way. You honored us in so many ways, and we won’t forget you.

We are also grateful to our many mentors and investors:

Thomas Korte and AngelPad for your sage advice and assembling a tremendous community of entrepreneurs.Google Ventures and the team at the Startup Lab for teaching us so much.Nexus Venture Partners, TMT Investments, and the amazing angel investors who provided the resource and support we needed to build our products and company.Jump Associates and LUXr for helping us understand our users and build products people love.

To all of you, in both big and small ways you have helped us achieve the success we enjoy today. It is our sincere hope that our work will help you come closer to your own dreams.

Warmly,

Jon Paris & the Astrid Team”

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