Facebook Adds Mobile Expertise by Hiring Everyone From Pieceable

Facebook has hired three engineers from Pieceable, which was building a way to make iPhone and iPad apps viewable from a browser. As part of the deal, Pieceable will shut down at the end of the year, and will release an open-source version of the software. In a short notice on its Web site, Pieceable said Facebook did not acquire the San Francisco company or its technology. It is expected that the engineers will be joining Facebook’s mobile team.


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