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Pinterest 'acqui-hires' Livestar team

The inspirational social network has pinned down the engineers behind a recommendations mobile app. Hopefully it received a friends and family discount.

By March 20, 2013


Google acquires password sounds startup SlickLogin

Company's technology uses high-frequency sounds for Web site identity verification.

By February 16, 2014


Ideacodes leadership to join Adobe's Creative Cloud team

Adobe's latest acquisition follows its "acquire-hire" of New York-based mobile app design startup Thumb Labs.

By May 28, 2013


Dropbox acquires music streaming service Audiogalaxy

The service will be shut down in an apparent "acqui-hire," suggesting that the file-sharing specialist Dropbox may be getting ready to tune up a music streaming service.

By December 12, 2012


Photo-sharing site Color Labs announces shut down

Startup was reportedly the target of an acqui-hire by Apple, which was supposedly more interested in the company's employees rather than its technology.

By November 19, 2012


Color Labs engineer reportedly changes work status to Apple

Engineer at the troubled app maker changes profile information, supporting reports of an "acqui-hire" of the firm by Apple, Wired reports.

By October 22, 2012


Apple snaps up celebrity-backed Web app firm Particle

Apple buys a San Francisco-based HTML5 Web and Web app design firm backed by Justin Timberlake.

By October 16, 2012


Facebook acquires Mac, iOS developer Acrylic Software

The social-networking giant is paying for the company's two employees, not its technology.

By July 20, 2012


Facebook acquires social gifting company Karma

As the public market closes for the day, Facebook announces acquisition of a gifting startup.

By May 18, 2012


Assessing the fate of the 'Facebook Way'

Facebook's dedication to maintaining a start-up atmosphere even as it becomes massive has persisted far longer than many thought it would. But in 2011, is the end near for this business philosophy?

By January 3, 2011