Posts Tagged ‘Hot Potato’

Big Apple Tech Appeal Is Irresistible

So irresistible in fact, that giants like Google and Facebook are making their presence felt in the neighborhood. Note the former’s much publicized purchase of a Chelsea building to house its employees. On the other hand, Facebook just bought two startups (Hot Potato and Drop.io) and is competing (somewhat ferociously) with the hottest kid on [...]

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Facebook On Its Way To Eating Hot Potato

Some pundits actually coined the word “acq-hired” to describe Facebook’s “late stage negotiations” to buy Hot Potato, a barely year-old startup founded by entrepreneur Justin Shaffer. Hot Potato grew to be pretty hot by simply allowing its users to message each other about a real-time event they were in, be it a concert, a football [...]

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