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Meebo shutting down IM, apps, and sharing services on July 11th

This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories. From a not so surprising FTC probe into Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, to Google’s week of new features, updates and more, we take a look...
This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

Google has acquired Meebo

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Web-based instant messaging service Meebo confirms it's been acquired by Google, though what the Internet giant intends to do with it remains a mystery. [Read more]...
Google has acquired Meebo

From 0 To $1 Billion In Two Years: Instagram’s Rose-Tinted Ride To Glory

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Even now, it’s still shocking how the remarkably low distribution costs of the web can change a founder’s fate overnight. Many startups are duds, and most grow at a clip that’s just not fast enough to justify an interesting valuation. But once in awhile, a company comes along and just...
From 0 To $1 Billion In Two Years: Instagram’s Rose-Tinted Ride To Glory

Google acquires social startup Meebo

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News reports circulated earlier this month that Google was reportedly close to buying social startup Meebo at roughly $100 million, and now the rumor have come true according to a Meebo blog post (above). This story is developing....
Google acquires social startup Meebo

Meet The 17 Lucky Employees And Investors Behind $1 Billion Instagram

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Instagram was acquired by Facebook today for $1 billion in cash and stock. It only has 13 employees. If all employees had equal shares (they didn't), that'd be $76.9 million per worker. Meet 11 of the lucky employees and 5 investors behind Instagram. Two other employees were hired during...
Meet The 17 Lucky Employees And Investors Behind $1 Billion Instagram

The Meebo Bar returns, this time with more Google+

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Back in the balmy heat of June Google snapped up (and then largely dismantled) a new property by the name of Meebo. Now, as winter starts to bite, it looks like the one part it was going to keep -- the tool bar -- is back in full Google...
The Meebo Bar returns, this time with more Google+

RT @betancourtcode: RT @marcuswestin: Heads up for xauth (meebo, goog, Y!, msft & co) smoking hot! As covered by NYT: http://nyti.ms/9QPnQO

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RT @betancourtcode: RT @marcuswestin: Heads up for xauth (meebo, goog, Y!, msft & co) smoking hot! As covered by NYT: http://nyti.ms/9QPnQO

Google Is Buying Online Chat Company, Meebo

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Google is buying online chat client, Meebo. Meebo just posted the news on its blog: 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...
Google Is Buying Online Chat Company, Meebo
Google to acquire chat startup Meebo

DealBook: Google to Buy Meebo

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Google has agreed to buy the social media platform Meebo for an undisclosed sum, the start-up announced on its Web site on Monday....
DealBook: Google to Buy Meebo

Google Buzz Spreads Across The Web, Launches Official Share Buttons

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You may remember that soon after Google Buzz launched, our crack developer Andy Brett made the Internet’s first Google Buzz Button, which you can use to share our stories to the new service. That button, while quite clever, is what some developers might call an “ugly hack” — it uses...
Google Buzz Spreads Across The Web, Launches Official Share Buttons
Google purchases Meebo to work with Google+ team
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Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012

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Now that Twitter has introduced all of these fancy new things via its latest API, it’s time to get rid of some of the legacy stuff. One of the legacy items is a platform called @Anywhere, which was introduced by the company in 2010. In a post on the Twitter...
Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012
Google in talks to acquire Meebo, says All Things D

Rumor: Google close to buying Meebo?

www.electronista.com
Google is rumored to be considering an acquisition of chat and social sharing service Meebo. Details are scarce, but sources tell AllThingsD that the deal is in the works, and Meebo could see a significant payday. Meebo was founded in 2005 as a Web-based instant message client, duplicating the functionality...
Rumor: Google close to buying Meebo?

A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

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The Meebo bar will be shutting down Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The company’s ad-supported social media toolbar will disapear from publisher sites today. Meebo was founded in 2005 a a web messaging client, and was acquired by Google about a year ago in June 2012 for something...
A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

Rumor: Google Puts A Hold On New Google+ Acquisitions

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Today in the tech news rumor mill: A source close to Google tells us that the company has put a stop to all acquisitions related to Google+, at least until the end of this year. This source also tells us that Google is weary of both growing the Google+ team...
Rumor: Google Puts A Hold On New Google+ Acquisitions
Google Will Sunset The Meebo Bar On June 6 To Focus On Google+ Sign-In and Plug-Ins
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Confirmed: Google Is Buying Meebo, The Startup That Turned Chat Into A Business

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Meebo has been around in Silicon Valley for years, starting with a site that let users chat with each other across different instant message services — and becoming a social toolbar, and much more. Now it’s joining its Mountain View neighbor to the east, Google. Chief executive confirmed the sale...
Confirmed: Google Is Buying Meebo, The Startup That Turned Chat Into A Business

Meebo’s XAuth could turn social sharing into a big business

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For Web publishers, “share and share alike” is a nightmare, not a dream. Picking which social sharing services to show a user, from networks like Facebook and MySpace to discussion sites like Reddit and Digg to bookmarking services like Yahoo’s Delicious, is a maddening challenge. As Facebook pushes to make...
Meebo’s XAuth could turn social sharing into a big business
Google to acquire ad firm Meebo

Confirmed: Google buying Meebo

www.electronista.com
Confirming the rumors from last month, Google has indeed acquired chat and social sharing service Meebo. In a blog posting on the company site, Meebo confirmed the acquisition today. The Meebo buy likely brings additional technologies and staff under the Google umbrella, but it is uncertain how the search giant...
Confirmed: Google buying Meebo

Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

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Just over a year ago Google snapped up a little social outfit called Meebo, quickly dismantling most of the firm's services. The lone survivor? The Meebo Bar, an unobtrusive social toolbar that offers Facebook, Twitter and Google+ connectivity as well as minimal advertising. Nothing lasts forever though -- Meebo...
Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

"Great idea. I wonder who will be first to bring it to market."

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“Great idea. I wonder who will be first to bring it to market.” - Daring Fireball Linked List: The Infancy of Mobile Video Gruber hinting that the new iPhone will have video chat. (As if it weren’t obvious from the front-facing camera.) My question is: will this be baked into...
"Great idea. I wonder who will be first to bring it to market."
Google shuts down Meebo bar, puts team to work on Google+

Ketup Joins the Army of Startups Taking on Craigslist

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It’s no secret that Craigslist’s user experience sucks. Yet no startup has been able to unseat the local listings giant because it has the thing sellers care about the most: liquidity. That hasn’t stopped the recent spate of sites like HipSwap, Zaarly and Krrb, as well as mobile apps like...
Ketup Joins the Army of Startups Taking on Craigslist

Google Officially Acquires Meebo

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Elaine Wherry, Meebo’s cofounder (meebo.com) Remember Meebo, the in-browser tool that allows you to chat via various services like AIM, Yahoo and IRC, all through your browser? As long as your high school’s IT guy wasn’t very hip, it was the perfect solution to the fact that they always managed to block AIM....
Google Officially Acquires Meebo
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