Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, the company behind a photo browsing app by the same name, as well as the photo messaging app BeamIt. A joint announcement on the business deal was made by both companies on Friday, with Yahoo in particular revealing that it has no plans to change either product 'in the immediate future'.

Cooliris was founded in 2006, and has concentrated its efforts on photo-based products, most notably being its 'Cooliris' mobile app. With Cooliris, users can view their photographs from multiple services on a wall-like interface that aggregates and displays the images alongside features like sharing.

The BeamIt app is more advanced, offering a messaging platform that revolves around photos. With BeamIt, users are able to post and view full-resolution images, comment on photo groups, share images to others outside of the messaging group, and interact with the platform offline for automatic syncing when a connection is available later on. Unlike the Cooliris app, BeamIt is currently only available for iOS.

In a statement Friday, Cooliris said in part, 'Yahoo has a clear vision and unwavering commitment to making mobile an intuitive and effortless experience. This makes Yahoo the perfect partner for Cooliris, and we are excited to come together to bring indispensable products to a worldwide audience.'

It is unclear what plans Yahoo has for the products, but it appears the acquisition may have been primarily for Cooliris' talent. According to Yahoo in a statement to TechCrunch, 17 of acquired company's workers will be migrating to Yahoo's Sunnyvale, California office.

Via: TechCrunch