Hot Potato has announced today that it has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed amount. Hot Potato is a New York-based startup that specializes in social activity updates.
“Today, we’re thrilled to announce that some of the features and thinking behind Hot Potato are going to be exposed to a much larger audience: We’ve been acquired by Facebook.
We’ll soon be wrapping up operations at Hot Potato. We will no longer be accepting new user registrations, and we will be offering existing users a way to download their information from the site. To do this, go to: http://hotpotato.com/dashboard/history.”
In about a month, Hot Potato will close up shop and delete all user data.
No user data or account information will be kept by Facebook.