Yahoo Acquires Upcoming.org

Continuing it’s startup shopping spree, Yahoo has gone on and acquired Upcoming.org, the online event planning site that we’ve been using to organize the Tunisian blogger meetups lately.

Los Angeles-based Upcoming acts as a social calendar that depends on its users to post free listings about a wide range of upcoming events, from local rock concerts to picnics in the park.

The site, founded by Andy Baio, provides tools that enable users to share observations about the events and identify common areas of interests.

Yahoo says that it plans to keep Upcoming’s current Web site separate, but eventually will incorporate much of the content into its own site to bolster its local search capabilities.

Yahoo is undergoing a big makeover and trying to make itself a cool company again. I hope it succeeds and doesn’t end up screwing up all these good services it’s been acquiring.

[More: Yahoo News]

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