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Google Acquires Facebook

Category: Internet
Posted: April 1, 2010 09:22PM
Author: ClayMeow

What happens when you take two companies poised to take over the world and make them one? Looks like we may find out soon enough. In a surprise announcement, Google has purchased Facebook for an undisclosed amount. Apparently the two sides have been in talks for the past month and finally reached an agreement, signing last night.

"Facebook is a leader in social networking," said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. "Our companies share similar values; we both always put our users first and are committed to innovating to improve their experience. Together, we are natural partners to offer a compelling social networking service to users, content owners and advertisers."

Details of the deal are still unknown, but Schmidt did say that Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, will still remain in charge of Facebook's overall direction and development. How this is going to affect Facebook users will remain to be seen.



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_TheAlexO on April 1, 2010 11:45PM
april fools?
steven456x on April 2, 2010 03:19AM
April fools.It's a bit plagiarized though - the same idea was used in 2008 for april fools by another website.
ClayMeow on April 2, 2010 06:16AM
I don't know about any other website...the only plagiarism was me copying Schmidt's quote he said during the acquisition of YouTube, modifying it slightly to relate to Facebook :P
Whatislove on April 2, 2010 04:25AM
April fools is over clay! lol
ClayMeow on April 2, 2010 06:15AM
It wasn't over on the west coast when I posted this. lol
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Nahuel on April 2, 2010 10:18AM
I've been falling for this jokes all day hahaha...

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