Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Facebook partners with RockMelt on building a social web browser | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

Small world, since Marc Andreessen of Andreessen-Horowitz is also a Facebook board member; tbd if well-connected friends will be enough to make RockMelt a success.  Check the story link below for more details and RockMelt user demographics, and this TechCrunch article for additional info.

The two companies announced a partnership Tuesday that brings Facebook features into the frame of Rockmelt’s browser, similar to a Google search box, so users can now make friend requests, chat, or send messages to their Facebook contacts no matter what site they’re visiting on the web.

Though Facebook is not investing any money in RockMelt, Facebook initiated the collaboration and devoted months of engineering time to it.

It’s “a match made in geek heaven,” said Ben Horowitz from venture capital firm Andreesseen [sic] Horowitz, which has backed both companies.

Facebook partners with RockMelt on building a social web browser | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

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