Yahoo Acquires Tech And Talent Of Frequent Flyer Flight Search Startup MileWise, And Shuts It Down
Yahoo has just acquired frequent flier search startup MileWise, whose team will move to New York to join the recently acquired Stamped team on Yahoo’s mobile squad. I hear MileWise’s investors made a small return, and MileWise’s entire five-person team is joining Yahoo. The startup has shut down its flight search.
MileWise specialized in helping serious travelers choose the cheapest flights, not just based on price, but also with frequent flyer mile discounts factored in. The Google ITA-data powered search engine could also let you see how many miles you could earn by buying certain flights. While it never reached the fame of sites like Kayak, it was a powerful resource for people who fly often.
Yahoo tells us, “Today Milewise and GoPollGo joined the Yahoo! mobile team. GoPollGo created a cool social polling app and the team has joined our mobile org in Sunnyvale. Milewise created a great…
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