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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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