Google acquires content app Odysee for plus team
Bengaluru: Google has acquired Odysee, an app that lets users back up and access content captured on their mobile or tablet cameras from their PCs, for their Google+ service.
A message posted on the app's website says that the Odysee Platform team will be joining the Google+ team. The company has also informed existing users that the app service will be discontinued from February 23rd and post that date, all the existing users' photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive.
The app service was developed by Nimbuzz, a San Jose-based startup, co-founded by Shiva Javalagi and Raghavan Menon. The company had raised seed funding of over $760,000 in August 2013.
Despite not being able to keep up with competition, Google is still focused on improving its Google+ service. Back in September 2014, Google acquired Polar, an opinion poll platform for mobile users, for an undisclosed amount.
The news was earlier reported by TechCrunch.
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