Yahoo acquires to-do app Astrid

YahooYahoo Inc has acquired yet another app business, this time buying to-do app Astrid. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Astrid app is available on Android phones, Android tablets, iPhone, iPad, and the web. It enables users to sync their lists across allastrid their devices with cloud backup.

Astrid will continue to work as is for the next 90 days, but will no longer be taking new premium subscriptions. In the announcement on the Astrid blog, Astrid founder and CEO Jon Paris said that Yahoo! will be administering refunds to eligible users who have paid for annual subscriptions, Power-Pack and Locale Plugins.

Astrid had raised $400K in seed finding in April 2012 from Google Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Jack Herrick and TMT Ventures.

In March Yahoo acquired mobile news aggregator Summly for around $30 million.

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Yahoo! acquires video chat company OnTheAir

Reuters is reporting that, Yahoo! has acquired video chat company OnTheAir. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A Yahoo! spokeswoman said that Yahoo! had not plans to offer OnTheAir’s existing product, which lets Web users host live video conversations and was launched in March.

This is the second acquisition for Yahoo’s mobile group since Marissa Mayer became CEO earlier this year. In October, Yahoo! acquired Stamped, a New York-based mobile startup that allows consumers to share information about favorite restaurants and music on their smartphones.

Mayer, a former Google Inc executive, has said that her top priority is to create a coherent mobile strategy for Yahoo! and that she intends for at least half of the company’s technical workforce to be working on mobile products.

See the announcement at OnTheAir’s website here.

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