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  • Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Management Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure

    Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Management Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure

    Facebook’s acq-hiring like crazy and retaining plenty of top talent, but today marks another post-IPO departure as Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen told friends that he’s heading out to take some family time and “plot my next adventure”. However, he tells me there’s “no concrete ideas yet”. Sjogreen’s exit follows director of… Read More

  • Tourist Eye throws a rope to Nextstop refugees, before Facebook shuts it down

    Tourist Eye throws a rope to Nextstop refugees, before Facebook shuts it down

    Facebook Places has been getting all kinds of attention for the last few days, a direction we knew it was heading with some of the social network’s latest acquisitions. You may recall one last month, Nextstop, the social travel recommendations site that Facebook swallowed in exchange for $2.5m to amass forces for their obvious bet on location. But this isn’t about Facebook at all. Read More

  • NextStop Deal Is All About Facebook's Unquenchable Thirst For Top Talent

    NextStop Deal Is All About Facebook's Unquenchable Thirst For Top Talent

    Earlier today, Facebook acquired NextStop, a social travel recommendation service. There’s been some speculation as to why this deal went down. Is Facebook getting into the travel space? Is this about their unlaunched location offering? From what we’re hearing, it’s much more simple than that. It really just boils down to Facebook getting a few very talented people at a… Read More

  • Facebook Acquires Social Travel Recommendation Site Nextstop

    Facebook Acquires Social Travel Recommendation Site Nextstop

    Facebook is acquiring social travel recommendation site Nextstop, according a blog post on the startup’s site. The startup, which launched in early 2009, mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay. It was founded by a couple of ex-Googlers, Carl Sjogreen and Adrian Graham, who helped launch Google Calendar (Sjogreen) and Google Groups… Read More

  • Ex-Googlers Try To Create A Better Travel Guide With Nextstop

    Ex-Googlers Try To Create A Better Travel Guide With Nextstop

    Are you looking for the best beer bars in the world, good places to make out in San Francisco, or where to go on the Big Island in Hawaii? A travel recommendation site called nextstop mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay to come up with a new social online travel guide. The site has been in beta for a few months, although it… Read More