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Facebook, the popular social networking website, announced on Monday that it has acquired social aggregator FriendFeed.
In a statement, the company said it acquired the website but provided no financial terms of the acquisition. FriendFeed was launched in October 2007 by four men who are all former Google employees.
"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 Goole 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."
Facebook said all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and the site's founders will hold senior roles on Facebook's engineering and product teams.
Paul Bucheit, another co-founder of FriendFeed, said they were impressed by the "open, creative culture" at Facebook. "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," he said.