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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus