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Yahoo has acquired QuikIO, a cross-platform streaming video startup, according to a report from technology site Pando. Three of QuikIO’s employees have joined Yahoo as part of the deal, and the startup’s flagship product will be shut down to current customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo did not immediately respond to AllThingsD’s request for comment.
News Bytereleased Yahoo Screen, an app for iOS mobile devices that serves up an assortment of video content for users who want to watch TV on their iPads and iPhones. In conjunction with the app release, Yahoo inked a deal with Viacom, offering clips from an assortment of Comedy Central programs through the app, including “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”
News Byteannounced that Andre Christensen will be the company’s senior vice president of strategy and business operations. Previous to his new Yahoo position, Christensen spent the past 12 and a half years at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.