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acqui-hire

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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

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Exclusive: RadiumOne’s very strange story just got stranger

Turns out RadiumOne's fired CEO isn't the only employee with a spotty record, according to the US Secret Service.

By May 8, 2014

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Google acquires password sounds startup SlickLogin

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

By February 16, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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