Facebook buys Friendfeed to take on Twitter and Google

Facebook bought FriendFeed yesterday for one-tenth what it was willing to pay for Twitter. It may be a double bargain if the purchase allows them to move past Twitter in the real-time search war.

Twitter recently redesigned its homepage to show off its real-time search, while Google is working on caffeine, a souped up version of its search engine, which is sporting faster and more relevant search results. Facebook may soon be able to top both products from Google and Twitter, if they successfully blend FriendFeed's real-time search features.