Snapchat is huge for a variety of reasons and one being the ability to control who see’s what after you send it. Essentially the picture chat you send disappears from the receiver of the messages phone after a short period of time. This of course is not quite the truth as Snapchat is still talking to US Regulators about how they have deceived the public with their app. Snapchat also advises the sender if a screen shot is taken which is nice so that in the event is something very personal, the sender has some sort of knowledge that their selfie could in fact end up all over the internet if a messy breakup should ever occur.
So enter Blink! This is, err… was an app that permanently deleted the content and did not store it on their servers like Snapchat does:
"We built Blink because we believe everyone should be free to show the same honesty and spontaneity in their online conversations as they can in person," Blink! said.
But nothing good ever seems to last forever because enter Yahoo CEO and mobile app company shark Marissa Mayer. She is full throttle revamping the Yahoo mobile experience and has been buying out companies left and right. Blink! it seems as fallen to the Yahoo sword and has been purchased for an undisclosed sum or wad of money as the case may be. The bummer part of the whole story is that Blink, will not longer exist in the coming weeks as it shuts down it’s app for iOS and Android platforms.
Where will Marissa strike next?