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Facebook, Google pick up talent from small startups

John Ribeiro | July 24, 2012
Following a trend some have dubbed "acqu-hiring", both Facebook and Google said Friday they are taking over startups more for their talented staff than their products and services.

In similar deals, the staff at ChoicePass, a Web company that offers services for providing employees with perks and discounts at local businesses, said last month it was joining Salesforce.com. The team at Thinkfuse, a software-as-a-service provider focused on helping groups manage communications, also said last month it had joined Salesforce.com, and the startup would stop operations this month. The company did not comment on whether it would use the technology or services from these acquisitions.

 

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