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A race of acquiring!

This month, august 2010,  a big race is going on between web giants like facebook, & Google... The race of acquiring small shining web projects. In this month we have seen companies like Google to acquire more than 4 websites & their project targeting to develop their upcoming social project Google Me. Facebook is not seating behind too. Their acquisition of small sites is going with a smooth speed targeting with their developing projects.

Acquire race

Here is the two recent acquisition by two companies:

Google buys Like.com!

Like.com launched in 2006 from the remains of Riya, a facial recognition search engine. While that company is now gone, Munjal Shah, the company’s CEO used the technology behind it to build Like.com’s visual shopping comparison engine. Recently, Google has been experimenting with visual search and image recognition. The Like.com acquisition indicates the company wants to do more with image recognition.

Facebook acquires HotPotato!

Facebook spokesperson Jonny Thaw said, “We’re excited to confirm that we recently acquired Hot Potato, a service that helps people socialize around live events and share what they’re doing with friends. We’ve admired for some time how Hot Potato is tackling this space and look forward to working with them to bring Hot Potato innovations to Facebook.”

I must say, web world in 2010 is growing much faster and stronger than I've expected..