Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Rockmelt, which you may remember launching a social browser a few years back. The browser was based on Chromium, but added a lot of social functionality that is for the most part already integrated into most of the content we consume on the web.
“We have acquired Rockmelt, a company dedicated to make browsing the internet faster and more fun,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews .”Yahoo! and Rockmelt share a common goal to help people discover the best content from around the web. We plan to integrate the Rockmelt technology into Yahoo!’s experiences, and the Rockmelt team will help us to reimagine how we deliver our media content in new and exciting ways.”
Yahoo will be shutting down Rockmelt’s own apps on August 31st, and they’re no longer accepting new sign-ups. Rockmelt says in a blog post: