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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work