Google has acquired Meebo for an undisclosed sum, the latter announced on its company blog Monday afternoon. Earlier rumors suggest that Google paid around $100 million for the seven-year-old startup.
Rumors that the two companies were in acquisition talks were first published by AllThingsD in mid-May. Both companies declined to comment publicly on the discussions at the time.
Meebo was founded in 2005 as a messaging app for the browser, a product that still exists as Meebo Messenger. The Mountain View, Calif.-based startup has since developed an expanding suite of social and mobile apps for consumers as well as publishers, each designed to enable online communication.
Meebo raised $25 million in its last round of financing in 2010. The round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Sequoia Capital. The company has raised $62.5 million to date.
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