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A talent acquisition rather than a product acquisition, Facebook has acquired the Y Combinator-funded start-up and will be shutting its service down.
Photo site has bonus feature for iPhone users: shake to share
Five months after the acquisition of photo start-up, Divvyshot, major upgrades come to the social network's photo-sharing feature, which processes 100 million new photos per day.
That's the claim from social blog TechCrunch. The blog says it will provide more details on the service in the coming days.
More than 750 million photos were uploaded to the social network over the weekend encompassing the first day of 2011, the company says.
Facebook today announced plans to kill off its Beluga messaging service, which it acquired earlier this year. Users have two weeks to get their data off the site, with it going offline in December.
The social-networking company sent e-mails to reporters late Monday inviting them to a Wednesday "event" at its headquarters. The e-mail might--or might not--hint at a Facebook Events revamp.
The travel recommendation service will disappear as of September 1, and its creators plan to release its database under a Creative Commons license.
New technology in Facebook Photos will suggest which of a user's friends may be in a just-uploaded photo, the first time facial recognition technology has been incorporated into Facebook's consumer service.
Zenbe, a mail and messaging start-up, sold some of its intellectual property to Facebook in preparation for the social network's e-mail overhaul.