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Google Acquires Behavio Team

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    Behavio announced that its engineers are now heading to Google, but the search titan said it did not buy the company.

    Behavio which creates Android apps that detect "social and behavioral trends" in mobile communities, according to TechCrunch. The team, which hails from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, started their project Funf with $355,000 from the Knight Foundation. The team will be shutting down its closed alpha program but will still maintain its Funf open-source project -- all while at Google apparently.

    "We believe that our digital experiences should be better connected with the way we experience the world, and we couldn't be happier to be able to continue building out our vision within Google," the company said on its website.

    It would seem that while Behavio believed in Funf, the team wisely realized that grants only go so far. It's nice to have the sheer magnitude of Google money behind one's experiments.