Facebook Buys Photo Sharing Startup Divvyshot
Facebook has bought up Divvyshot, a one-year-old photo sharing startup. DivvyshotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sites lets users share photos by grouping them into collections called Ã¢â‚¬Å“eventsÃ¢â‚¬Â so users donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to create separate albums and instead can contribute to just one.
On its blog, Divvyshot says its three employees will now be joining FacebookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engineering teamÃ¢â‚¬â€and implies that its technology will be folded into Facebook Photos (the top photo sharing site on the web), saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“our unique approach to photos will live on.Ã¢â‚¬Â The Divvyshot site, meanwhile, is being shut down.
This is FacebookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third acquisition over the last year. In August, it bought up sharing service FriendFeedÃ¢â‚¬â€and followed up that deal with the acquisition of Octazen Solutions in February.
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