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Facebook compra FriendFeed

Hay empresas y servicios creados con objetivos claros y bien definidos. La red social más grande del mundo, Facebook, es uno de ellos.

Facebook fue creado con el objetivo de ser una plataforma sobre el cual se desarrollan aplicaciones orientadas a al movimiento social de la web 2.0.

FriendFeed es una especie agregador que integra los diferentes perfiles de los usuarios en un mismo lugar. También permite hacer seguimiento a las personalidades más destacadas en el ambiente tech-ero

Hoy, Facebook ha anunciado la adquisición de FriendFeed

Desde el año pasado Facebook viene integrando muchas de las funcionalidades ofrecidas por FriendFeed pero el seguimiento en tiempo real de lo que está sucediendo es uno de los puntos fuertes de FriendFeed.

Facebook + FriendFeed = Twitter Killer ?

No existe mayor información proporcionada de la adquisición, en techcrunch han publicado el comunicado de prensa

PALO ALTO, CALIF.—August 10, 2009—Facebook today announced that it has agreed to acquire FriendFeed, the innovative service for sharing online. As part of the agreement, all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and FriendFeed’s four founders will hold senior roles on Facebook’s engineering and product teams.

“Facebook and FriendFeed share a common vision of giving people tools to share and connect with their friends,” said Bret Taylor, a FriendFeed co-founder and, previously, the group product manager who launched Google Maps. “We can’t wait to join the team and bring many of the innovations we’ve developed at FriendFeed to Facebook’s 250 million users around the world.”

“As we spent time with Mark and his leadership team, we were impressed by the open, creative culture they’ve built and their desire to have us contribute to it,” said Paul Buchheit, another FriendFeed co-founder. Buchheit, the Google engineer behind Gmail and the originator of Google’s “Don’t be evil” motto, added, “It was immediately obvious to us how passionate Facebook’s engineers are about creating simple, ground-breaking ways for people to share, and we are extremely excited to join such a like-minded group.”

Taylor and Buchheit founded FriendFeed along with Jim Norris and Sanjeev Singh in October 2007 after all four played key roles at Google for products like Gmail and Google Maps. At FriendFeed, they’ve brought together a world-class team of engineers and designers.

“Since I first tried FriendFeed, I’ve admired their team for creating such a simple and elegant service for people to share information,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “As this shows, our culture continues to make Facebook a place where the best engineers come to build things quickly that lots of people will use.”

FriendFeed is based in Mountain View, Calif. and has 12 employees. FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being as the teams determine the longer term plans for the product.

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