Facebook has bought up Divvyshot, a one-year-old photo sharing startup. Divvyshot’s site lets users share photos by grouping them into collections called “events” so users don’t need to create separate albums and instead can contribute to just one.
On its blog, Divvyshot says its three employees will now be joining Facebook’s engineering team and work on Facebook’s photo service, Facebook Photos, which is the top photo sharing site on the web. They imply that Divvyshot technology will be folded into Facebook Photos, saying “our unique approach to photos will live on.” The Divvyshot site, however, is being shut down.
TechCrunch says Divvyshot was raising an angel round when Facebook made its offer. Financial terms were not released, but Divvyshot says it was an offer “we can’t refuse.”