Facebook Confirms Gowalla Acquisition : Gowalla is Going Away
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Technicia Blog reported yesterday that Facebook acquires location sharing
service Gowalla To Boost its Timeline Feature.Today The Social Networking Gaint,
Facebook officially announced that they have acquired Gowalla.
Facebook has made it clear that they are not buying location-services technology
from Gowalla but but they are hiring Gowalla management team which includes CEO
Josh Williams and co-founder Scott Raymond.
This Acquisition of Gowalla was also announced by company's CEO Josh Williams in
a blog post.
About two months ago, my co-founder Scott and I attended F8. We were blown away
by Facebook’s new developments. A few weeks later Facebook called, and it became
clear that the way for our team to have the biggest impact was to work together.
So we’re excited to announce that we’ll be making the journey to California to
Gowalla, as a service, will be winding down at the end of January. We plan to
provide an easy way to export your Passport data, your Stamp and Pin data (along
with your legacy Item data), and your photos as well. Facebook is not acquiring
Gowalla’s user data.
Facebook is not accquiring users data from Gowalla, however you can delete your
user data as it might be used without your permission.