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Forget Bebo: Google Gets Meebo

Forget Bebo: Google Gets Meebo

Google has just bought social network guru Meebo, the now Googled company announced on a blog:

 “We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google!”

Set up in 2005, Meebo help websites engage with users and makes them more visible and social network friendly.

It also has a developed an ad platform, called ‘Meebo Bar’and an instant messaging service, allowing users sign into several platform at once.

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Even Don Draper uses Meebo.

And Meebo’s services get plenty eyeballs, and reaches approx half of the U.S. web population, according to its website.

It is not known how much Google paid for the web start-up headquartered in Mountain View, California, and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York.

The purchase should help Google push its social networking credentials, since its ‘Google +’ service has failed to gain the millions of friends it had originally hoped for.

“We are always looking for better ways to help users share content and connect with others across the Web, just as they do in real life,” Google said in a statement, reports WSJ.

Meebo said it was “happy” with the deal and “together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.”