Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made no secret of the fact that the company plans to acquire at least one of the companies.
Facebook’s stock has been hovering around $19 a share for years.
The company has been working on a takeover deal for years, with various offers made, including from Yahoo, but none of the big three companies seemed to be ready to make the deal.
But now it seems the company has finally found a partner, and the deal is coming to fruition.
In a tweet posted to its Facebook page, Facebook said it has “acquired” the business and will continue to operate as a separate entity.
Facebook has been exploring ways to merge its social networking, news, gaming, media, and advertising businesses.
That has led to rumors of Facebook going public in a stock offering.
This deal comes a day after the company said it had closed an acquisition of video streaming company Snap.