Facebook buys social media aggregator FriendFeed

August 10, 2009 1:13:45 PM PDT
Facebook has purchased FriendFeed, a Web service that gives users a view of what their friends are doing on all sorts of social media sites. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Facebook said Monday that the 12 employees of Mountain View, Calif.-based FriendFeed will work for Facebook. The service's four founders -- Paul Buchheit, Jim Norris, Bret Taylor and Sanjeev Singh -- will take on senior positions on the engineering and product teams at Facebook.

It's unclear what exactly Facebook plans to do with this latest acquisition. Facebook says that FriendFeed.com will keep operating normally for now as the companies decide plans for the longer term.

In a statement, Buchheit said the group is "extremely excited" to work with Facebook.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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