Facebook acquired the team behind Gowalla, a service for sharing places you visit with your friends. If you’re a Gowalla user, you can download all of your data, but the service will disappear by the end of January. Facebook has a penchant for gobbling up web companies for their team members’ talent, not the actual service. Read the full announcement at Gowalla’s blog
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.