according to the technology blog TechCrunch reported that several people familiar With the matter, Facebook is planning to $30 million startup Bang With Friends, hopes to tap the current hot online dating industry.
these people say, $30 million in cash and stock. They said, considering the Tinder, Crazy Blind Date and Date applications such as Grouper success for the future of social media, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) decided to acquire Bang With Friends, in order to enhance the competitiveness of the company.
another news that Facebook Bang in contact With Friends before founder, has tried to develop a similar product. However, With social media talents to strengthen liquidity, and been bruised Google is building a called Google F * ck Now dating platform, Facebook to accelerate the acquisition of Bang With the progress of the Friends.
a person familiar with the matter, Facebook thinks that the scale of the dating market in the future will be more than “e-commerce”. In the nine years after the launch, Facebook is gradually released its full potential, to make the world becomes more open and connected more closely.
, according to people familiar With the matter like sets, Bang With Friends after the buyout by Facebook, will basically maintain independent status. However, With the core product of the integration of Facebook does not involve in the negotiation, the personage inside course of study thinks, Bang With Friends of the mapping function can be used as a Social Graph (Social Graph) the beneficial supplement, further enhance the performance of the Facebook map search. Facebook planning to launch mobile applications by the end of the “Wood”, compete directly with Tinder.
it is reported that yahoo had to Bang With Friends to provide a competitive quotation, but was rejected, the reason is that yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (Marissa Mayer) ban on “work from home”, make the startup feel uncomfortable.
source: sina science and technology