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Nextstop Location service acquired by Facebook


Nexstop, a mobile location service has announced they have been acquired by Facebook.

NextStop is a service that lets users create and browse through local guides and recommendations.

Facebook is going to be shutting down Nextstop on September 1. Users are encouraged now to export their data.

So why is Facebook acquiring this company?

Facebook is no doubt looking to create their own Geolocation service for their product and buying a specialist product in the area is much easier and time efficient than creating your own.

Also Facebook will want NextStop’s personnel which includes a couple of high profile ex-Googlers. Some of the ex-Google staff have worked on the Picasa and Google Calendar teams.


David Cowling :

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