Facebook IM Client Social.im Bought by iSkoot

Social.im, a desktop IM client built as an application on the Facebook Platform, has been acquired by mobile VOIP company iSkoot, TechCrunch reports. iSkoot likely plans to use Social.im’s client to expand its VOIP service inside social networks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Before Facebook launched Facebook Chat, Social.im looked like it could build a meaningful service on top of the Facebook Platform. However, Facebook deemed chat too central to its communication platform vision, and Social.im was left competing with the Platform it largely depended on.

Despite a fantanstic angel investment team including Facebook board member and original investor Peter Thiel, Aydin Senkut (of Google and now Felicis Ventures), and Georges Harik, it looks like Social.im saw the writing on the wall and found a buyer that could use what it had built (a well functioning IM client connected to the Facebook Platform) to work toward a different goal.

Facebook Marketing

Mediabistro Event

Facebook Marketing

Starting January 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to grow your business on Facebook! In this course, you’ll learn how to set up your company page, understand Facebook best practices, and execute a monthly content strategy. Register now!

 

Leave a Reply

One Response to “Facebook IM Client Social.im Bought by iSkoot”

  1. David Haddad says:

    Price?

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside facebook?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Assistant Editor

8 Inc.
New York, NY

Copywriter & Editor

GlobeOne
Santa Monica, CA

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neumans' Kitchen
New York, NY

Social Community Manager

VISIT FLORIDA
Tallahassee, FL

Editorial Director

Phoenix House
New York, NY

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More
 

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us