Yahoo Maktoob, the Middle Eastern arm of Yahoo, has acquired a license to Yamli’s technology, the company announced in its blog post today. The license acquisition will be integrated across a number of its products and services. The deal comes as part of Yahoo ongoing efforts and focus on developing solutions tailored for the Middle East and North Africa region. Since from the time it launch back in 2007 Yamli has empowered Arabic speakers all over the world to easily type Arabic even when they are not used to an Arabic keyboard.
“Yamli is a pioneering startup that created a clever solution for a real user need and built it on a robust technology, which remains best in class. By acquiring a license to the technology, we are able to marry it with our capabilities to further develop it and scale it to a wider audience through deep integration with our products and across multiple platforms. When looking at investment opportunities, we seek innovations that add significant value to our offering, and Yamli, with its technology that brings unrivaled accuracy and seamless usability, was a natural fit.”
(Image Source: Yahoo Yamli logo)