According to reports published by All Things D, Google may acquire Meebo, a web service that has evolved from being a web-based instant messenger to social bar for webmasters and now an “interest profile generator.” If we believe the rumors, Meebo will get a whopping $100 million for this acquisition.
Meebo has been quite successful in luring webmasters into using its social products like its social bar that not only makes website more engaging but also generates revenue with advertising. Both companies have been silent about this deal so far. Also, I am not sure how Meebo services would fit into Google’s web services.
Meebo has been around since 2005 and has racked nearly $60 million in funding which includes $25 million Series D round led by Khosla Ventures in 2010.