Path sells off core social apps, kills off Talk Places messaging feature

Social network Path on Friday announced the sale of its two flagship mobile apps, Path and Path Talk, to South Korean messaging company Daum Kakao — in the process shutting down a major Talk feature called Places.



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Path Adds Another Avenue for Mobile Gabfest


Path has hived off its mobile-only messaging service as a standalone app named “Talk,” it said Friday. It also ended limits on the number of friends users can communicate with, and announced its purchase of place messaging pioneer TalkTo as it sets itself for growth. The Talk app has a new feature, Ambient Status, that shows users’ current status at a glance — whether they’re in transit, in the neighborhood, or even if their battery is running low. TalkTo lets users text message any nearby business and get a texted response within minutes.

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