New Delhi: An interesting corollary of Google's acquisition of social-media startup Wildfire is that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sister Arielle Zuckerberg is now a Google employee.
Arielle Zuckerberg, one of Mark Zuckerberg's three sisters, works as a junior product manager with the Redwood City, California-based Wildfire that helps businesses such as Cirque du Soleil and Spotify manage social media efforts across the Internet.
This interesting aspect was revealed by the most famous of Zuckerberg's sisters, Randi Zuckerberg, who was Facebook's marketing director before she quit the company her younger brother founded to start her own company. "Congrats Wildfire! There are officially now more Zuckerberg family members working for Google than Facebook! #awkward ;)," Randi tweeted. It is not known which other member of the Zuckerberg family also works for Google.
Arielle Zuckerberg, one of Mark Zuckerberg's three sisters, works as a junior product manager with Wildfire.
"I'm in Israel on Birthright and I just found out that I'm now a Google employee. Not gonna lie... This feels pretty awkward, but I also feel very proud to be a part of the Wildfire team on this exciting day for Alain and Victoria," Arielle Zuckerberg posted on her Facebook profile.
Google's Wildfire acquisition is a part of its intensifying competition with Facebook for ad dollars and attention.
It is an important area for Google as people spend more time on social networks such as Facebook and as advertisers follow them. Google's social network, Google Plus, hasn't had the traction that Facebook enjoys. Wildfire will let Google play a role whether the ad campaign is on Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere.
Wildfire's co-founders and other staff will join Google. The deal's financial details were not disclosed.
Congrats Wildfire! There are officially now more Zuckerberg family members working for Google than Facebook!— Randi Zuckerberg (@randizuckerberg) July 31, 2012