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Facebook “Acqhires” Acrylic App Designer Dustin MacDonald

Canada-based design studio Acrylic announced Friday that founder and engineer Dustin MacDonald has been “acqhired” by Facebook. It’s a talent deal, which means Acrylic’s existing apps and technology — Pulp and Wallet — aren’t a part of the purchase, and will continue to be available (though not developed further). MacDonald will join the Facebook design team under Kate Aronowitz, the current Facebook director of design.


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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