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Interesting catch for aol. Thought Yahoio were after them?
In an unexpected move, AOL has acquired social-networking site Bebo. The price tag: $850 million in cash.
Rumors had floated over the past few months that Bebo, which has over 40 million members, was up for sale. Reports suggested a $1 billion price tag, but there were few hints as to potential buyers. Though Bebo had already partnered with AOL's AIM messaging client to facilitate friend-invite interoperability between the two services, even the most creative blogger speculation didn't seem to point to AOL eventually buying the social network.
AOL buys BEBO for $850 Million [news.com]
[edited by: engine at 4:50 pm (utc) on Mar. 13, 2008]
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bebo is a great way to stay in touch with friends that don't live near you, people you want to stay in touch with after college and loads of other reasons.