imeem buys web music player Anywhere.FM

MUMBAI: Social media network imeem has acquired Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based web music player and Internet radio service.

The acquisition of Anywhere.FM brings music uploading capabilities, a web music player, and recommendation features that will enhance the imeem experience and help imeem expand its business. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Anywhere.FM makes it simple for consumers to bring their music to the Web and discover new artists through recommendations and social connections,” said imeem founder and CEO Dalton Caldwell. “That’s a great fit with what we do. Combining Anywhere.FM’s expertise with the reach and scope of the imeem community creates some truly exciting possibilities, and we’re psyched they’re joining our team.”

“Since our launch last year, Anywhere.FM has given tens of thousands of consumers the convenience of enjoying their personal music collections from any browser,” said Anywhere.FM co-founder Sachin Rekhi. “Our team will now have the opportunity to continue that vision with imeem, and enhance the ability for imeem’s community of over 20 million users to share and discover music and video.”

Anywhere.FM was founded and launched in 2007, and received funding from Y Combinator. Anywhere.FM’s three co-founders, Anson Tsai, Lux Chen, and Sachin Rekhi, will join imeem, working from its San Francisco headquarters.