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Facebook Buys Beluga, But Has Bigger Fish to Fry

Financial details weren’t disclosed

Facebook - which evidently imagines itself eventually replacing corporate web sites, according to a piece by CNET quoting the commercial director of Facebook UK who spoke at a Technology for Marketing and Advertising conference in London - has acquired mobile messaging start-up Beluga. It said so on Beluga's web site, scotching the possibility of Google buying the venture-backed GroupMe-rival. Financial details weren't disclosed. Founded by three ex-Google people, Beluga lets groups of friends communicate in private using smartphones via a so-called pod. Its six-month-old application is free for iPhones and Android-based smartphones. At least for the moment. Users can share text and pictures.

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