It’s Official Now; Hot Potato has been acquired by Facebook
by Staff Writer
A social networking site called “Hot Potato”, which was launched last November, has been acquired by Facebook for about $10 Million. Yea that’s right, its official news now, and Hot Potato has confirmed it on their official blog’s post. Facebook is not only getting warm up to face the Google’s upcoming project “Google Me” but also making a strong and unbeatable base by acquiring talent similar to its services. Or maybe Facebook might be the next Google, in real, as it has also adopted the same policy of Google which is “buy the talent”. If you are not familiar with Hot Potato, here is little introduction for you.
Hot Potato is a Real Time Event Sharing service, which connects people around live events, by providing real time social association among groups who share an interest in any event, as it is happening.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that some of the features and thinking behind Hot Potato are going to be exposed to a much larger audience: We’ve been acquired by Facebook. Read more…
Hot Potato further told; Company will not move any data to Facebook and they will be winding up all operations by the end of month and all users’ data will be deleted. As you can see on the website, the new user registration has been disabled, and company will provide the existing users a way to download their data.