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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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google