After Being Acquired By Yahoo, Personal Assistant App Donna Shuts Down

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We knew the day was coming, but it’s probably worth pointing out all the same: Mobile personal assistant app Donna will cease working tomorrow, about one month after the company behind it — Incredible Labs — was acqui-hired by Yahoo.

In an email to users, the anthropomorphic app said she was “retiring as an assistant,” and “mov[ing] on to new adventures.” As a result, the app will no longer be sending push notifications to users reminding them to leave anymore.

So if you’re a Donna user, it’s time to start looking for a new mobile assistant or smart calendaring app. May I suggest Magneto Calendar?

Here’s the text of the Donna email:

Hello [XXXX]!

As you may have heard, my team is soon headed off to Yahoo to start a new chapter. I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on to new adventures as well. Tomorrow, Friday February 28th, I’ll be retiring as an assistant, so I won’t be sending you notifications to remind you when to leave anymore.

I will be permanently deleting your account information, as well as all calendar data you shared with me.

For more information, please read our Jan. 30 announcement: http://blog.don.na/2014/01/30/donna-and-yahoo/

It’s been a pleasure working with you!

Donna