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Social site Facebook buys Parakey

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Social networking site Facebook has bought internet start-up, Parakey, run by two of the co-creators of the popular web browser, Mozilla Firefox.
    Parakey is described as a platform that "bridges the gap between information on the web and the desktop".

    As part of the deal, which is for an undisclosed sum, Mozilla Firefox founders Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt will help to develop the Facebook site.

    A notice on Parakey's site says it hopes to makes consumers' lives easier.

    "Computers are frustrating," the site says. "Creating documents, finding files, sharing information - why do everyday things still seem so tedious and counterintuitive?"

    "Give your computer the bird," it concludes.

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