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Facebook Buys MaxBounty CPA Network for $550 Million

In perhaps the best news the industry has seen in a while, Facebook announced their intention to buy CPA Network MaxBounty for $550 Million. This comes after a long search for Facebook to find an affiliate network they could integrate into their current business model.

What makes this really strange was that just four years ago Facebook had sued the Canadian CPA Network in a much-publicized lawsuit that was settled out of Court for Canadian pennies.

Vice President of Acquisitions, Maria Orokana  told PMI that the acquisition was natural since “MaxBounty had a lot of experience already marketing to our users, with or without our permission.”

According the the release, JP Suave will stay on with MaxBounty and also become the Executive Vice President of Affiliate Marketing. His brother Steve Suave unfortunately was not included in the acquisition, and will be returning to his previous job as a professional dog groomer.

When questioned about their previous lawsuit, Ms. Orokana told us, “We wanted to look at companies that were highly compliant and perhaps those we hadn’t sued. When we couldn’t find any network like that we settled on the Canadians, because they seemed pretty nice.”

No one from MaxBounty could be reached, as it was the Canadian National Beaver Holiday.

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  1. LOL , this could **ONLY** be an April Fooooool’s joke !! MaxBounty sold for a whooping half a billion dollars ?? No way !!!! Noooooo way this cud be True, it’s a Joke dudez !!

  2. I’m guessing this is an April Fool’s joke gone horribly wrong. Pretty funny, though.

  3. Nothing can be predict before and no one known what can be happen in future.Same in the case of these two.What they need is ultimate success.

  4. Great investment for Facebook. MaxBounty is a great business and combining the two is going to be deadly (in a good way).

  5. Bro you got me good this time…. Good one!!! I was about to call my friends and tell them about this, but when I read the comments and noticed today is 1st April…. lol nice one eh

  6. Would not that be nice for them? LOL Bad Photoshop job gave it out right away

  7. You did the same look who bought what network joke last year. Get some new materual

  8. Nice try – I knew you were joking when I saw the part about the holiday. Everyone knows it’s actually Canadian National Beaver Week.

  9. You got me! I spent part of the day thinking about how this acquisition was the most retarded acquisition I’d ever heard of. Good one 🙂

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