Facebook 收购新朋友: FriendFeed

August 11, 2009 | 8 Minute Read

业界收购不断,在这个金融危机席卷全球而恢复缓慢的时候,这样的收购尤其明显。IT 界是这样,其他行业也是这样。一向垂涎 Twitter 的 Facebook,把FriendFeed 给收购了。也许这就是有人说”金融危机让一些不行的真的不行了,让一些行的更加行了”的原因所在吧。不过,类似FriendFeed这样的内容共享服务(Content-Sharing Service)还是越少越好。现在就期待看看Facebook如何整合这个团队了和他们的产品了。

FriendFeed 团队的12个人都会到Facebook 工作,而其中4个创始人—- 布雷德泰勒(Bret Taylor)、保罗布赫特(Paul Buchheit)),吉姆诺里斯(Jim Norris)和桑吉夫辛格(Sanjeev Singh)将获得 Facebook 提供的高级职务。

Facebook 收购 FriendFeed 后,对 Facebook 方面的 Chris Cox 和 FriendFeed 方面的 Bret Taylor 的采访

FriandFeed 官方博客发表确认这个收购的文章

Facebook 官方声明:


  FriendFeed联合创始人布雷特*泰勒(Bret Taylor)表示:”Facebook和FriendFeed具有共同的愿景,即向用户提供与好友分享和互联的工具。我们迫不及待的加入Facebook团队,将把我们在FriendFeed开发的创新功能提供给Facebook在全球的2.5亿用户。”泰勒此前为谷歌产品经理,曾推出谷歌地图服务。

  FriendFeed另一联合创始人保罗布赫特(Paul Buchheit)表示:”在与Facebook创始人及CEO马克扎克伯格(Mark Zackerburg)和他的领导团队的相处过程中,我们被他们建立的开放、创新的文化,以及他们希望我们为此做出贡献的愿望深深吸引。我们已看到Facebook工程师在创造简单、突破性的用户分享方式时的热情,我们非常高兴加入具有相似目的的团体。”布赫特此前为谷歌工程师,曾开发Gmail等应用,并且是谷歌”不作恶”格言的最初提出者。

  2007年10月,泰勒、布赫特,以及吉姆诺里斯(Jim Norris)和桑吉夫辛格(Sanjeev Singh)共同推出的FriendFeed。此前他们均在谷歌扮演关键角色,开发了Gmail和谷歌地图等产品。在FriendFeed,他们将共同带来世界级的工程和设计团队。




Facebook 官方声明原文:

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. will continue to operate normally for the time being as the teams determine the longer term plans for the product.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not released.


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