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Protogeo Oy is heading to Facebook

Don’t look now, but Facebook is entering the fitness market with “Moves” acquisition


Facebook has been getting their paws on just about anything and everything this days, with one of their most recent – and famous – acquisitions being Oculus, the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. But what if I told you Facebook isn’t just interested in the world of virtual reality, but also making sure that you’re healthy in actual reality? That’s exactly what’s happening as Protogeo Oy, developers behind the popular “Moves” mobile application on both iOS and Android, has announced that they have been acquired by Facebook for an unannounced sum of money.

Protogeo Oy has also commented on the future of their Moves application, saying:

Now, we’re joining Facebook’s talented team to work on building and improving their products and services with a shared mission of supporting simple, efficient tools for more than a billion people… for those of you that use the Moves app — the Moves experience will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook.

That said, I’m willing to guess Facebook didn’t pay for just the name “Protogeo Oy” alone – though it does have quite a ring to it, doesn’t it?

Via: TechnoBuffalo