Yahoo Acquires GoPollGo, Milewise, Financial Terms Were Not Disclosed

Posted on May 9 2013 - 10:16pm by Editorial Staff


Yahoo today made two acquisitions back-to-back. The first acquisition was of GoPollGo polling services while the second acquisition was of Milewise. Both the companies announced the news of acquisition via their website.  The financial terms of either of deal were not disclosed.

GoPollGo noted that since the acquisition has been take place, effective from now onwards, it will “no longer be supporting GoPollGo’s properties on the site, embeddable widgets or mobile app,” while MileWise also mentioned via its website that it will be shutting down its service.

Here is an official announcement made by GoPollGo:

GoPollGo Team is Joining Yahoo! Mobile

We are excited to share some big news: We’re joining Yahoo! For two years, we’ve worked incredibly hard to make it as easy as possible to get feedback from friends and followers. It has been so rewarding to build a product that scaled up to millions of people and supported large media properties and diverse brands — all while staying true to promise to deliver fun, engaging, real-time experiences.

We’re so excited to bring the knowledge and experience we’ve gained at GoPollGo to Yahoo!. We share an enthusiasm for building delightful user experiences, and we couldn’t be happier to join forces.

Huge thanks to all our users, partners and customers who helped us realize our vision. As of today, we’ll no longer be supporting GoPollGo’s properties on the site, embeddable widgets or mobile app. If you have any questions or want to get in touch, shoot us an email to hi


The GoPollGo Team

Ben Schaechter · Sam Grossberg · Paul Kompfner

Here is an official announcement made by MileWise:

We’re proud to announce we’ve been acquired by Yahoo!

MileWise began almost four years ago with the goal of creating a simple, powerful product to help people and providers get the most value out of their rewards.

Along the way, we’ve been lucky to connect with an incredible community of fellow travelers, without whom we wouldn’t have made it this far. To everyone who took MileWise for a spin: THANK YOU! You shared our vision of what MileWise could become, and generously donated your time and passion towards making it a reality.

As part of the transition, the MileWise service will be shutting down. It’s tough to say goodbye to something we’ve dedicated so much to. But, we’ve tried to make it easy to take your data with you. We’ll be sending everyone an email with instructions on exporting your data, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us.

The MileWise team will be joining Yahoo! in NYC’s Bryant Park office. We’re thrilled to be joining such a talented group of inventors, and can’t wait to get working on the next big thing coming out of Yahoo.

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