Google Shuts Down Wavii Following The Acquisition

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Earlier this month we wrote about how Google acquired Wavii for around $30 million.  Wavii is an app that is known for aggregating and summarizing news.  Google is now shutting down the app and is rolling the team into their Knowledge Graph division.

“You probably know us best for our app that takes the deluge of information streaming across the web and condenses it into fast, fun updates. While we won’t continue to offer this particular service, we’ll be using our natural language research at Google in ways that may be useful to millions of people around the world,” stated Wavii CEO Adrian Aoun.

Wavii?s 25 employees are going to relocate to the San Francisco area.  Before starting Wavii Aoun was a director at Fox Interactive Media and a program manager at Microsoft.