At a time when more and more companies are making improper use of the fact that the right money can buy other companies, Meebo is one of the most recent victims.
If a few days ago it’s been announced that Google bought Meebo, now began to be published the effects of this acquisition. As was expected, most of the Meebo services will be closed and most employees behind Meebo will focus on developing services in Mountain View.
In an official blog post, Meebo representatives announced that the services will disappear from the company’s portfolio and also when the operation will happen. If you have ever worked with sensitive information or simply want to save any information ever shared via Meebo, there is a solution. In the same blog post you can learn how to save that content through a few simple steps.
Basically, starting with July 11 will be closed: Meebo Messenger, the function of sharing content through Meebo (Sharing on Meebo), Meebo Me (a series of widgets with Meebo will cease to function), plus all the Meebo mobile applications. Whether you used Meebo on iPhone, Android or BlackBerry, those applications will no longer work starting from July 11.
The only thing about Meebo will continue to work is the Meebo Bar – an online platform of website development. Even though it’s hard to say if Meebo Bar will resist at least for a few years, for the next couple of months we have a written promise on the manufacturer’s website.