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Yahoo acquires app maker Bignoggins

Shopping time for Yahoo does not appear to end for now, as in its effort to get more compelling ideas to make applications for phones, Yahoo had acquired Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions in an undisclosed amount.

Bignoggins Productions, has built a few Fantasy sports mobile apps. It was started three years back  in San Jose, California by Jerry Shen, who created the popular Fantasy Monster and Draft Monster apps for iOS and Android.

The apps have been removed from the App Store and Google Play. But in his blog Jerry said that the technology driving those apps will be integrated into Yahoo’s own offerings.

Till its acquisition, Bignoggins had not pick up any funding. Jerry is the only Bignoggins employee “I’ve never hired any full time employees.” and he will be joining Yahoo’s mobile engineering team at the company’s Sunnyvale, California, headquarters.

Yahoo had introduced fantasy sports leagues in 1999, Yahoo’s leagues are free, and in recent years Yahoo has drawn competition from ESPN, CBS, and the NFL, and others.

Recently, Yahoo had completed Tumblr acquisition for USD 1.1 bn, and has acquired other mobile based startups such as Ghostbird, Loki studios, Astrid, Jibe, etc. It has also shut down 12 existing products including Altavista.

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