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NY-based Buddy Media, maker of several Facebook applications, has announced their acquisition of the Crushes Facebook application. Crushes is a dating application exclusively on Facebook. They claim more than a million installs of Crushes and over 30,000 users per day. Terms of the deal have not been released.
Buddy Media will integrate their Matches dating app with Crushes. Buddy Media also makes the AceBucks Facebook application which we reviewed last month after their presentation at the Social Networking meetup. Since AceBucks is a currency play and Crushes is a dating play – will we see the first online escort service on Facebook?
Howard Lindzon says that Buddy Media is, "cornering the Facebook dating market and currency market."
When I see these acquisitions I always wonder – is it about the Facebook app – or about getting the developer? In this case, Buddy Media picked up both and developer Patrick Stokes will join the team in their NYC office.