Yahoo Continues Talent Shopping Spree With MileWise and GoPollGo Acquisitions

By Cameron Scott 

milewise, gopollgo, yahoo, marissa mayer, mobile appsYahoo has acquired the flight search engine MileWise and the Web and mobile polling app GoPollGo.

Both services have already been shuttered. MileWise, which provided personalized flight recommendations based on user preferences and miles rewards memberships, said it will notify users by email on how to export their data.

MileWise’s 10-member staff will join Yahoo’s new New York engineering offices to work on mobile products. The GoPollGo team will also work on mobile products but will join the company’s Sunnyvale headquarters.

Both teams pointed to the growing talent pool at Yahoo as a reason for their decisions to be acquired.

“We’re thrilled to be joining such a talented group of inventors, and can’t wait to get working on the next big thing coming out of Yahoo,” the MileWise team said in a statement.

Of the merger, GoPollGo said, “We share an enthusiasm for building delightful user experiences, and we couldn’t be happier to join forces.”

Yahoo confirmed the deals but declined to offer further comment.