Facebook is making a play for a piece of the small butmuch-buzzed-about group text messaging market. On Tuesday, it announced that it has acquired eight-month-old Beluga.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The move gives Facebook both the Beluga service and, more significantly, the engineering team behind it. Beluga has a small but skilled staff of three, all of whom are former Google employees. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., the company is located just a few miles away from Facebook's new Menlo Park headquarters.
In an article on cnn.com the social network giant Facebook is looking to expand the way you use it. The Beluga service that Facebook is acquiring allows for group texting, this allows for multiple texts to be sent to multiple people. With this new service I think Facebook is looking to continue to expand upon their mobile front. Does the Beluga service allow for Facebook to become an even bigger entity on the mobile market? With Facebook looking to become a worldwide juggernaut in social networking, can we expect to see it expand and create more jobs due its growth?