Apparently more about talent acquisition than immediate-term location services
“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,” Palo Alto, California- based Facebook said in the statement. The company also won’t be inheriting Gowalla’s user data.
“We know how much many of you loved Gowalla,” the Austin, Texas-based startup said on its blog. “It’s been the highlight of our lives as we’ve built it with your help over the past two years. As we move forward, we hope some of the inspiration behind Gowalla -- a fun and beautiful way to share your journey on the go -- will live on at Facebook.”