Yahoo Raises Eyebrows with Acquisition of Astrid

On Wednesday, word came that Yahoo has purchased Astrid, a popular online to-do list app.

So what are Yahoo’s plans for it’s newest acquisition? To take it offline in 90 days.

Astrid co-founder Jon Paris didn’t offer much insight in an open note to fans today on the official Astrid website.

Over the next 90 days, Astrid will continue to work as is, and we will no longer be accepting new premium subscriptions. To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll be in touch with users shortly to share how to download data.

We are grateful to the more than 4 million of you who have downloaded our apps, to those who have shared Astrid with friends, family and co-workers, and to all who encouraged us with your kind words along the way. You honored us in so many ways, and we won’t forget you.

“If not clear yet what Yahoo plans with Astrid’s tech,” admits Julie Bort of SAI, “but perhaps better inbox management to compete with Mailbox, or more personalization features to compete with Evernote.”