Yahoo continues to shop, buys travel favourite and story-telling video app Qwiki
Qwiki’s new owner has confirmed that the app will continue to exist as a standalone product within Yahoo’s ecosystem, and the app will be supported.
Qwiki, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 winner, pivoted from their initial offering and launched a Qwiki iPhone app in February.
Users can create a quick video by using pictures and videos in their iPhone. Users will also be able to add a sound track, edit pictures/videos, modify the video track order and publish it to social networks.
Because of the app’s easy of use and video-based story-telling concept, Qwiki was immediately adopted by travellers to create their own trip videos. Luxury hotel web brand Mr & Mrs Smith was an early adopter of Qwiki.
A quick look at the Qwiki blog illustrates how popular the app is among travellers.
Just two weeks back, Tnooz published an article asking which travel company Yahoo should buy next. Tnooz suggested three companies (HotelTonight, Hipmunk or Travelzoo), but readers suggested (in the comments) a big and varied list (Yelp, TripAdvisor, MapQuest, FourSquare etc) of companies for Yahoo to consider.
So, the burning question remains – which travel company should Yahoo buy next?