Search Engine Giant Yahoo! Ends Its "Neighbors" App, Users Migrate to Crowdfynd
Online PR News – 03-July-2013 – Chicago, IL – As Yahoo! CEO Melissa Mayer continues her rebrand of the search engine's core business, the pending closure of the sporadically popular "Neighbors" application forces users to find a new place to migrate their community. Chicago-based start-up crowdfynd is absorbing a portion of those users who are actively engaging via Lost & Found posts, neighborhood watch organizing and community message boarding.
The increase in user traffic to the mobile-first crowdfynd community, which also offers a website and social media tie-in, creates an even transfer for Yahoo! users who had little say in the sudden end of "Neighbors." After a Top 5 showing at Techweek Chicago's LAUNCH competition, marketing agreements with Hailo Chicago and Lyft Chicago, the bump of activity kicks off a busy July for crowdfynd.
"Our most active users were already the type you'd find typically posting on Yahoo! Neighbors, " observed crowdfynd's Corey Benjamin. "Pet Owners, Parents and Community Groups have really come to rely on a virtual network to compliment their real-world relationships and when options like Everyblock or Yahoo! Neighbors disappear, we're there to meet those needs."
For more information on crowdfynd, visit https://www.crowdfynd.com or download the crowdfynd app from the iTunes store. crowdfynd for Android is slated for release in mid-Summer 2013.