We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today!


picture-214With an all-star cast of early Google engineers, FriendFeed had attracted the attention of Facebook since it was two weeks old, said co-founder Paul Buchheit.

Negotiations, however, became more serious in “recent weeks,” said Buchheit, who is known for creating Gmail and Google’s “Don’t be evil” motto. Facebook announced it would buy social sharing company FriendFeed today for an undisclosed amount.

“We were always a little skeptical of it,” Buchheit told VentureBeat. “As we’ve spent more time together and seen their vision for the product and the company, we’ve come to see we have a shared vision. We realized the time right now is a tremendous opportunity.”

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative enterprise technology and transact. Learn more about membership.

Author
Topics