Google has acquired the team behind Kifi, an app for saving, sharing, and chatting about content from many websites. The app will be going away in the coming weeks.
“Although the Kifi service and data will not become part of Google, you’ll be able to use Kifi for the next few weeks, after which you’ll still be able to easily export your data for a few weeks,” the team wrote.
Kifi, whose collections can be publicly visible, does overlap with Spaces to a degree, which is why it’s interesting to see Google snap it up so soon after the launch of the app.
— Bradley Horowitz (@elatable) July 12, 2016
Kifi was one of the companies that had support for the Sign in to Slack feature at the time that team communications app Slack launched it earlier this year. Its app is available on Android, iOS, and the web, and Firefox and Chrome extensions are also available.
Kifi, from FortyTwo Inc., started in 2012 and was based in Mountain View, California. Investors include Wicklow Capital, SGVC, Gary Ginsberg, Mohan Gyani, Donald Katz, Liron Petrushka, Richard Sarnoff, and Oren Zeev.