Facebook hires team behind mobile bookmarking service Spool
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Facebook has hired the small team behind Spool, a social bookmarking service that makes web content available for offline viewing on mobile devices, the company confirmed this weekend.
According to All Things D, this was not a traditional acquisition but a so-called “acqui-hire” of about five employees. This means Facebook bought the company for its talent rather than its technology, though what Spool was doing was quite useful. With a browser extension, users could save content to read, watch or listen to later.