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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik