Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Google aqui-hires deep search engine Kifi to enhance its Spaces group chat app | TechCrunch

Also see The Kifi Team is joining Google (Kifi on Medium)

"Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was building extensions to collect and search links shared in social apps, as well as provide recommendations for further links — such as this tool, Kifi for Twitter. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but, according to Google engineering director Eddie Kessler, the app’s team will be joining the company to work on Spaces, Google’s group chat app.

Google tells me it is not commenting on the exact number of people joining.

It looks like Spaces could use the help. The app launched earlier this year and has had a very lukewarm run in the market so far, currently lingering around 577 in the U.S. iOS App Store and 284 in the U.S. Android store, according to stats from App Annie."
Google aqui-hires deep search engine Kifi to enhance its Spaces group chat app | TechCrunch
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