I don’t really know if I should be telling you much about the start-up called Snaptu, but in-case you don’t know what it is, the following will help you catch up. Snaptu is a free mobile application, runs on virtually any Java capable mobile and brings to the user apps like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and much more. It was created in 2007 by an Israeli based group to provide normal and feature phones access to applications that normally are available on. There are well over 25 applications and web-links in the Snaptu database that are available on almost any mobile device.Recently though, Facebook decided to take over Snaptu and use it’s resources to further conquer, expand it’s territory to every mobile user and mobile part of the world. Snaptu did not seem to have any thing against Facebook and went on with the whole procedure, they found it exciting. Facebook reportedly paid about $70 million to acquire Snaptu and the deal will be completed in the weeks to come.
Looks like Facebook is trying everything in their power to dominate the world and truly connect every individual through it’s social network. Acquisition of Snaptu is another move to make Facebook available even on the most basic of mobile devices that can run Java apps. Facebook has very much dominated the world wide web, now it’s focusing on dominating every human being with a mobile device.
Snaptu blogged about this and stated:
We decided that working as part of the Facebook team offered the best opportunity to keep accelerating the pace of our product development. And joining Facebook means we can make an even bigger impact on the world.
Have you used Snaptu on your mobile device? Let us know, and give us your opinions about this move by Facebook.
[ Via Mashable ]
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