As the title suggests. We have a major announcement for you!
I met with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook) back in January for preliminary discussions about integrating our football (soccer to them) service into every users’ news feed where they have specified their favourite team(s). The talks then moved up a notch and we discussed an aquisition and we have now both agreed on a figure of £56 Million in stock and cash.
Facebook were aware that FootyTweets version 2 is in development (follow @FootyTweets and @OllieParsley for more info). But now we can take what we have done so far in the redevelopment and put it into the incredible Facebook infrastructure, meaning we can post many more news items in near-real-time. Perfect for filling up your Facebook and Twitter streams with your favourite teams news, scores and transfer information.
It was only today that we sealed the deal using their latest technology fbLife which has the tag line “Sign over your whole life to us”, an awesome service that well and truly takes over your life by becoming your identity. They will do everything for you including receiving your salary every month from your bank and turning them into Facebook Credits to be used on FarmVille!
I cannot wait to get Ollie and his team on board with us in San Francisco. It’s a massive deal for us to get such a great service and developers to help us move forward into the sports arena, pardon the pun. I’m sure they cannot wait to get started too. See you when your over in the US Ollie!
Mark Zuckerberg - April 1st 2011
Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years and may there be many more to come under the guidance of Zucks himself, Mark Zuckerberg.