Yahoo’s been shopping

Yahoo’s been doing some shopping lately and they’ve come home with some interesting purchases. They bought Tumblr, the fun and funky blog platform. They’ve bought – and shuttered – several very interesting apps like Kit Cam, PhotoForge2 and Summly. Although they are shuttered, existing users can continue to use their apps and we can expect to see these apps appear again soon as part of the Yahoo! family. One of the most recent acquisitions – the Qwiki app for the iPhone – has not been shuttered and is something definitely worth a look. This free app lets you create stories from the photos, video clips and music on your phone. After playing with it for just a few minutes, I’m hooked.

Let’s see . . . blogs, news summaries, photos and storytelling . . . Does this look like the beginnings of a family history storytelling dream to you? It’s sure something I’m going to keep my eye on.