Google has bought MeeBo, the social network offering that allows users to have access to multiple chat accounts offered by different companies and access via one window. You must have already come across it as all-in-one messenger type offering.
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with other users through the Internet. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and others. – Wikipedia
“We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google! For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging. 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.” – MeeBo Blog
The terms of the deal hasn’t been disclosed, however it was earlier rumored that Google has evaluated the company over $100 million.
The official url address - https://www.meebo.com/ is now down and doesn’t show anything.
With Meebo, Google will be looking to utilize its expertise on releasing new stuff for publishing tools that will be integrated with Google+. Meebo currently offers a toolbar that web publishers can add to their sites. This toolbar has options for chat and sharing options, as well it had a mode of earning in the form of ads.
Source – TechCrunch