Facebook just bought a startup that can find every product for sale online

Luxury shopping Carlos Barria/ReutersTheFind is a shopping search engine

Facebook has bought shopping search engine The Find, the company has announced.

We first spotted the news in a tweet before the company announced the acquisition in a post on their website.

The Find team writes:

For the last nine years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a shopping experience that’s easy, efficient and fun – searching all the stores on the web to find just the right products you’re looking to buy.

We are now starting our next chapter by combining forces with Facebook to do even more for consumers. Facebook’s resources and platform give us the opportunity to scale our expertise in product sourcing to the over 1 billion people that use the platform.

Key members of our team are joining the company and will be working hard to integrate our technology to make the ads you see on Facebook every day better and more relevant to you.

Unfortunately, this means we will be taking our search engine offline in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your loyalty and for making this a fun journey for all of us!

Facebook confirmed the acquisition with a statement released this afternoon. “We’re excited to welcome TheFind to Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote. “TheFind’s talented team has built a successful search engine that connects people to products. Together, we believe we can make the Facebook ads experience even more relevant and better for consumers.”

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