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Facebook Acquires Social Influence Measurement Start-Up Threadsy

Facebook announced on Friday that it has acquired Threadsy, the start-up behind social influence measurement tool Swaylo. It’s an all-out acquisition, meaning both the Threadsy team and the technology will head to Facebook, and the service will soon shut down to users (though the pro version will still be available). The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Facebook had no comment on the acquisition.


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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