image thumb45 Facebook bags FriendFeed for $50 Million, perhaps that is how it made search better

There are certain things that just come out of the blues and Facebook’s acquisition of FriendFeed is one such example. The social networking site has acquired the sharing service for a reported $50 Million which includes $15 Million in all out cash and the remaining as share in Facebook stock. That’s quite a health sum, given that FriendFeed had only raised $5 Million in venture funding. Now is this supposed to workout? I am not sure but we earlier reported Facebook stepping ahead in search, perhaps the realtime-ness in search came in because it had acquired FriendFeed, just an assumption though. FriendFeed will continue to work independently for the time being while the team tailors plans for a long term relationship.