We are super excited to announce that Jybe has been acquired by Yahoo!.
The Jybe team first set off two years ago to bring mobile users smart, personalized recomendations on food and entertainment. This has been a fun and furious journey for our tiny startup, as we applied our various technology backgrounds to recommendation and mobile app design. It's now time to move ahead to join a larger company, and Yahoo! is the perfect match.
For the five of us who will be joining Yahoo! this is a coming home - we are all former Yahoos. Three of us left Yahoo! to pursue our passion at Jybe, and two of us took a longer path via other startups and search-engine companies. We can't wait to apply what we've learned about recommendation, personalization and the mobile experience to the hundreds of millions of people who come to Yahoo! every day. We look forward to (re)joining the world-class talent already working at Yahoo! and are excited to hit the ground running.
To our awesome users, thank you so much for trying out the Jybe platform. We hope it made your life a little more entertaining. We will be closing down the Jybe service, but we are putting together a tool so you can download and keep all your data. We're eager to start applying everything we've learned and built to the Yahoo! platform, so stay tuned. Exciting developments are ahead!
If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jybe Team