Yahoo immediately shuts down the services from many of the startups it buys. Its acquisition last year of Qwiki, a startup with an iOS app that makes videos out of people’s photos, was different, because it kept the app up and running.
More than a year later, Yahoo has changed its mind, and it will shut down the Qwiki app on Nov. 1, Jay Rossiter, senior vice president in Yahoo’s cloud platform group, wrote in a blog post this morning.
“Many times, we find a technology can be best utilized through integration,” Rossiter explained. The team, he wrote, “will continue to innovate on new digital media experiences for Yahoo users.”
You can get your videos out of Qwiki by going here.