Facebook Buys FriendFeed

Well, it looks like the popular social networking site, Facebook, found a new friend and partner in FriendFeed. Facebook, recently acquired the three year old startup FriendFeed, in part, for their information aggregation technology.

The FriendFeed API was just released from the beta version just a few days ago, could that have sealed the deal? The amount Facebook paid for FriendFeed hasn't been disclosed, but executives from both companies seem very pleased with the deal. The two companies will operate separately for the time being, but are expected to merge in the future. FriendFeed's staff of around a dozen, will work at the Facebook facility in Palo Alto, CA.

Here is a portion of the statement released by FriendFeed on their blog Monday, "The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We've always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common vision. Now we have the opportunity to bring many of the innovations we've developed at FriendFeed to Facebook's 250 million users around the world and to work alongside Facebook's passionate engineers to create even more ways for you to easily share with your friends online." Will this purchase help Facebook win back some of it's fans from Twitter? What's your opinion? Leave a comment.

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