Yet Another Google Acquisition
The latest firm to be acquired by Google is Angstro. Angstro is a social networking startup.
The unique thing about Angstro is that is pulls in data from various social networks and websites like facebook, twitter and reddit. Angstro showed its potential by making it to the finals in Techcrunch 50. Google must see massive potential in technology that specifically interprets the interoperability between the different social networks.
So many of us today use multiple social networking sites and it can be a pain in the a**e flicking between them. Angstro provides a platform to bring them altogether in one place making them much easier to use and saving a lot of time. The beta period ended this month on the 20th, which maybe why Google acquired them now.
Along with Angstro Google has acquired Jambol, Slide, Metaweb and a semantic search engine. Either Google is buying up all the best talent or destroying all the best competition. Whatever its doing its doing very well.
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Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
Founded: April 27, 2007
Acquired: August 27, 2010 by Google