Yahoo Acquires Data Visualization Tool Vizify




Yahoo today has acquired a Data Visualization Tool Vizify, the company announced it on Wednesday.



Vizify is an Oregon-based start-up founded in 2011 and it turns your social media data like tweets, Facebook posts and pictures, into the user-friendly and interactive infographics and videos.


The acquisition announcement on Vizify website says: “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.”


“As part of the transition to Yahoo, we will be sunsetting the Vizify service (read below for more detail). As for what’s next, we can’t talk specifics just yet, but we’re excited to bring a more visual approach to data at Yahoo. We have a lot more up our sleeves and can’t wait to get started.”


Vizify is currently not accepting more new user signups. Yahoo will shut down the company and the company will issue refunds to its users. Also the Vizify team of five persons from has joined Yahoo’s media product organization in San Francisco, according to Yahoo.