Liz Gannes

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Yup, It’s an “Acqhire”: Facebook Gets Gowalla for Its People

Facebook confirmed today that it has hired some of the Gowalla team including its co-founders, but did not buy its technology, user data or product — which will be shut down at the end of January. News of the deal was broken Friday by CNN, which Gowalla CEO Josh Williams essentially confirmed in an email to investors that we published here. Gowalla had recently evolved into a local guide app.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald