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Gowalla to close as founders and team join Facebook

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By The Drum Team | Editorial

December 6, 2011 | 1 min read

Despite having hired the team behind mobile location service Gowalla, Facebook plans to close down the service next month, it has confirmed.

The social networking giant has hired the co-founders of Gowalla, Josh Williams and Scott Raymond, alongside other members of the team, who will join the design and engineering departments of Facebook.

In a blog posting Williams explained the move and confirmed that the data of Gowalla Passport users would not be acquired by Facebook however.

A statement by Facebook said; "While Facebook isn't acquiring the Gowalla service or technology, we're sure that the inspiration behind Gowalla will make its way into Facebook over time."

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