Rumors about Google acquiring social platform Meebo started floating sometime in May this year. Sources from the web have been talking about a $100 million-deal between both parties, although Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg and a Google spokeswoman denied to comment about it. Today, however, Meebo is announcing via its official blog that Google has finally bought the Mountain View-based startup company for good.
“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 wrote.
Details of the deal, however, were not disclosed. Google said in a statement that the Meebo team will be working on the search engine giant’s social networking service – Google+.
“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. With the Meebo team’s expertise in social publisher tools, we believe they will be a great fit with the Google+ team. We look forward to closing the transaction and working with the Meebo team to create more ways for users to engage online,” Google said.
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