Connect with us


Facebook goes shopping, buys up



Facebook applies hybrid stabilisation to 360-degree photos

Remember how Facebook changed the social stratosphere, and how it made it easy for people around the world to get in touch, and also make tones of friends. Well, it just got better, especially for shopping freaks.

You may no longer have to scour through several websites to get that item you’re craving, or spend so much time comparing prices of items from the different site.

If you’re too busy to go shopping, or don’t know where to get that item you’ve been craving, Facebook to the rescue. It has bought the shopping search engine The

Consumers can easily compare prices between different retailers and save themselves time by not having to scour each individual site.

TheFind bills itself as “the only way to search the entire shoppable web.” Its proprietary search engine lets you type in something you’re looking to purchase, like a white dress, or a specific type of chair, and it will return results from online retailers such as Target, Nordstrom, Zappos, Amazon, Etsy, Ebay and more.

If consumers want to shop locally, TheFind can return results within their geographic vicinity.

Unfortunately for users, TheFind’s search engine will be shut down as the company merges with its new owner.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Facebook has been playing catch-up regarding searching for information at the social network and becoming a middle-man of sorts for online commerce.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now