FriendFeed’s simple interface allows members to combine all of their social feeds (facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, youtube activity, blip.fm, etc) into one single page. The beauty of this is that you no longer have to visit 9 sites to see what your friends have posted. You can check out their FriendFeed and immediately see all their activity on one screen.
Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted recently about his use and admiration of FriendFeed. He stated the 4 primary FriendFeed senior execs will now work as senior Facebook engineers. While fate of the other 8 employees is unclear, operations will continue as normal for now.
FriendFeed was started in October 2007 by Paul Bucheit, Jim Norris, Bret Taylor and Sanjeev Singh; all from Google. Facebook investors include Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Microsoft and Millennium Technology Ventures.
Financial terms of this deal have not been released.