Facebook Picks Up Design Expertise with Bolt Peters Talent Grab

File this one under a small talent acquisition: Facebook has just “acqu-hired” a number of employees from Bolt Peters, a so-called research and design agency. Co-founder Nate Bolt says it will officially close on June 22, after working on more than 200 projects for 90 clients, including Sony, HP, Electronic Arts and the Washington Post. Most of the company’s six employees will be joining Facebook and reporting to Design Director Kate Aronowitz.


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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