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Move acquires SocialBios

Founders of 'social layering' company join Move's product development team

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has acquired social media search platform SocialBios, and the company's three co-founders have joined Move's product development team.

Move said SocialBios -- named "Best Tech Startup" in January by attendees at Inman Connect New York City -- will continue to be based in Denver, Colo., and that its products and brand will remain in production and available to real estate professionals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SocialBios says its "social layering" technology helps real estate brokerages and other businesses turn their websites' "About us" pages into social networking hubs by allowing visitors to see how they are already connected to agents through Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Gmail, and LinkedIn.

Move says it will incorporate SocialBios' social layering technology into Realtor.com and other sites in the Move network, and also leverage the SocialBios platform and talent to develop ...

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