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Yahoo Acquisition of Xobni: FAQ

Josh Jacobson
posted this on June 25, 2013 19:37

July 3rd, 2013:

As you may have heard, some changes are afoot at Xobni & Smartr. Xobni has been acquired by Yahoo. At a high level, this is what you need to know:

  • If you're an existing Xobni or Smartr user, nothing changes for you until July 2nd, 2014.
  • If you paid for something, you'll receive everything for which you paid (and probably more).
  • New purchases of premium products are no longer being accepted.
  • Smartr Contacts for Android and Xobni for BlackBerry are no longer available for download.

More details follow.

Major Changes as of July 3rd, 2013:

Xobni is no longer accepting new purchases of premium products.  This includes Xobni Pro, Xobni Enterprise, Xobni for Teams, the Xobni Salesforce Gadget, and the Xobni JIRA Gadget.

Smartr Contacts for Android and Xobni for BlackBerry are no longer available as downloads from Xobni.  Users who have downloaded this software in the past can expect it to function as-is through July 2nd, 2014.  

News for Existing Premium Customers:

Xobni Pro for Outlook

As a courtesy and thank-you to existing Xobni Pro subscribers, your subscription will be extended to last through July 2nd, 2014.   After that date, to retain certain premium features, you may need to install a new version of Xobni for Outlook that will be available in the coming months.  There are no plans to build a version that supports Outlook 2013 (see system requirements).

Xobni Pro for BlackBerry

Xobni and Xobni Pro for BlackBerry will continue to function for existing users through July 2nd, 2014.  After that time, access to Xobni Cloud, and the fetching of social profiles and photos may cease to work. 

Xobni Plus (last available Feb 2011)

Xobni Plus (available for Outlook) customers' existing software premium features will continue to work through July 2nd, 2014.  After that date, to retain premium features, you may need to install a new version of Xobni for Outlook that will be available in the coming months.  There are no plans to build a version that supports Outlook 2013 (see system requirements).

Xobni Salesforce Gadget and Xobni JIRA Gadget

As a courtesy and thank-you to existing premium gadget subscribers, your subscription will be extended to last through July 2nd, 2014.

Xobni Enterprise

Existing Xobni Enterprise licenses will be extended, as a courtesy, through July 2nd, 2014.   

Xobni for Teams

Existing Xobni Pro licenses within Xobni for Teams will be extended, as a courtesy, through July 2nd, 2014.   After that date, to retain certain premium features, you may need to install a version of Xobni for Outlook that will be available in the near future. You may no longer add new Pro licenses to a team but you may move existing licenses from one team member to another.  You may still add free users (non-Pro) to teams.

Premium Support Continues

We are committed to delivering you premium support throughout the duration of your premium subscription.

Products with No Near-Term Changes:

Smartr Inbox for Gmail and Smartr Contacts for iPhone remain available for download.  While downloads may be unavailable at a later date, these products are expected to function normally for existing users through July 2nd, 2014.

Existing server-based services (Xobni Cloud, Xobni Gadgets) are expected to function through July 2nd, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 
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