Information that Yahoo is shopping for Artifact stirred the know-how watercooler yesterday. Artifact was an attention-grabbing app, using AI to assist its customers discover and devour extra, and extra focused information. It had some devoted followers, however by no means reached the type of scale that will have made it a lovely long-term challenge. So, the Instagram founders who constructed it determined to sundown the service.

Then For Millionaires’s mother or father firm Yahoo determined to snap up its know-how. The app itself isn’t lengthy for the world, however all the identical the deal is an echo of an older time when Yahoo was well-known for getting smaller, mobile-focused firms.

No matter whether or not or not you had been an Artifact consumer — I used to be for a time — that Yahoo remains to be feeling acquisitive beneath its present possession construction issues. Artifact is hardly the one startup challenge available in the market as we speak that is perhaps in search of a brand new residence, in any case.