The social networking site is set to buy FriendFeed.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — Social networking website giant Facebook is reportedly planning to purchase a Twitter like social media startup. As reported by Reuters, Facebook will buy FriendFeed, which will provide them with access to the company’s engineering talent, which has received critical acclaim.
Jeremiah Owyang, an analyst with Forrester Research, is quoted in the report as stating of the team, “These guys now how to build scalable, social applications.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is further quoted as stating, “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.”
As noted by Reuters, the founders of FriendFeed, who were previous employees of Google credited with work on Gmail and Google Maps, will hold key positions on Facebook’s product and engineering teams.