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Didn't this exact thing happen with divvyshot? Facebook bought them, shutdown the company and had them working on image functions within the site.

From what it seemed they didn't get paid much since they were mostly after what the guys learned from the site. Meaning it sounded like they were just after talent and not technology or user base. Can't imagine that would be a multimillion dollar deal.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/02/facebook-buys-up-divvyshot-...




So it was an HR acquisition? Point me towards a big tech company that hasn't done an acquisition like this.

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That's not exactly a trap though, is it now? After all I take it they did that deal willingly.

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