Start-up social aggregator, which competes with the more-buzzed-about FriendFeed, will become part of AOL's People Networks division.
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The FriendFeed-like service will be worked into the entertainment conglomerate's digital properties so that members can share content and see what their friends are doing.
All-stock deal for the geolocation startup is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.
Start-up hopes to make it easy to bring location-aware features to any Web or mobile service--but we haven't seen it in action yet.
The recent demise of Streamy reinforces that there's just no more room for a start-up that wants to get all your social-networking feeds in one place. Facebook's snuffed that market out.
Additions to the AOL.com homepage include an embedded RSS reader and a widget with feeds from AIM and Bebo as well as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
Some prominent figures in the social-media world are already concerned that Facebook now may have the rights to a concept that should belong to the Web at large.
Bebo gets better integration with other social services, though not all of the announced enhancements will be available to users immediately.
From FriendFeed to Pulse and Digsby, there's no shortage of sites that want to help you make sense of it all. Meet the "lifestreamer."