Glancee acquired by Facebook; app itself shuts down

Facebook has bought itself yet another mobile app company but this time the app the developers made won't be updated anymore. The Glancee home page posted up word this weekend that it had been acquired by Facebook. The app itself was launched in 2010; it was a "social discovery" app for iOS and Android platforms that let Facebook friends find out if other such friends were near their location, along with their common interests.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, it appears that the app itself is being retired; it is no longer available to download via the iOS App Store or Android's Google Play Store. The Glancee home page states, " ... we have joined the team in Menlo Park to build great products for over 900 million Facebook users. We've had such a blast connecting people through Glancee, and we truly thank our users for being a part of the Glancee community."

Facebook bought the photo sharing and altering app Instagram a month ago for $1 billion; however, the app itself continues to be available to download for free for iOS and Android users. It looks like the acquisition of Glancee was just for the team only and not for the software.

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