Zynga To Acquire Flock, The Social Browser That You Never Used
The company has raised nearly $30 million in venture capital, although the last round was closed in 2008. We do not know the terms of the acquisition. Both Google and Twitter were also bidding for Flock, we’ve heard from one source – perhaps to get Flock’s engineering talent.
Flock first launched it’s social browser in 2005, and we wrote about it in August of that year. At the time, prior to Twitter and the rise of Facebook, “social” meant writing blogs and social bookmarking, and not much else. Flock was not a hit.
It struggled over the years, eventually switching from using from Mozilla to Chromium as its core. But usage was never realy there. And now they have a well-backed competitor in a market that’s never been proven to exist.
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