Facebook Hires Engineers, Licenses Patents From Scrapped Facebook Browser Client Wowd

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Facebook desktop and web client developer Wowd has shut down after failing to gain traction, AllThingsD reports. Facebook has hired seven of its former engineers, while several other engineers and Wowd’s founder will form mobile startup called Jildy. Facebook and Jildy have both also licensed several Wowd patents, including ones for social search page ranking and a distributed file system that were bought at the last minute by an unnamed publicly traded company that will honor the deals.

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