AOL will try to add some cool to its mobile team with the just-announced acquisition of iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster was launched in 2011 and is probably best known as the startup that offered a year’s worth of PBR to two of its new hires. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.

The postcards become attached to the locations they were sent from so it can be easier to document memories.

“We’ll be spending part of our time on Hipster and part of our time on other AOL projects like Patch and Play,”

Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow told VentureBeat. Five Hipster employees, including Ludlow, will join the AOL team under mobile director Sol Lipman. Ludlow said that during the next few weeks, thanks to AOL’s help, the team will release a new version of its iOS app, some updates to its Android app, and “significant tweaks” to the website.


AOL acquires mobile photo-sharing app Hipster

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

True-DTAC Merger Faces Delay

The plan originally called for a voluntary tender bid to be made within a year in order to proceed with the US$8.6 billion merger, but this need was not reached, according to Telenor of Norway.

China continues to lead global e-commerce market with over $2 trillion sales in 2022

China accounted for over 37% share in the global e-commerce market, in terms of payments value in 2021. The country was followed by the US with $1.5 trillion, while the UK stood at a distant third with $292.1 billion in 2021 to cease operations in Thailand and Indonesia

Local websites showed will end its services in Thailand from March 3 and in Indonesia from the end of the same month. Both units will stop taking orders on February 15.