Facebook has just acquired another startup, the location-based mobile app Glancee. Glancee helps you discover the hidden connections you share with the people around you by highlighting people that have friends in common, that went to the same school, that work in the same company, or that share similar interests.
From Glancee’s home page:
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We started Glancee in 2010 with the goal of bringing together the best of your physical and digital worlds. We wanted to make it easy to discover the hidden connections around you, and to meet interesting people. Since then Glancee has connected thousands of people, empowering serendipity and pioneering social discovery.
We are therefore very excited to announce that Facebook has acquired Glancee and that we have joined the team inMenlo Parkto 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.