Facebook Acquires 'Pulp' and 'Wallet' Developer Acrylic Software

While today's big acquisition news has been Google's purchase of Sparrow, another prominent Mac and iOS developer has also been swallowed up by a major Silicon Valley company.


Acrylic Software has announced (via The Next Web) that it has been acquired by Facebook, which is bringing on the Acrylic team for its expertise rather than its current products, which include RSS reader Pulp (iPad, Mac) and secure personal database app Wallet (iOS, Mac).

Facebook is an invaluable service that we all use daily, and a company I believe is one of the most innovative and important around today. After visiting late last year, I discovered that we shared many of the same core product design goals and principles, and it soon became obvious that it was a natural fit. Simply put, there’s an opportunity at Facebook to have a big impact in many people’s lives. More importantly, Facebook is full of extremely talented people who will be able to help realize its full potential in the years to come.

Acrylic's apps are not included in the deal, although the developer plans to continue offering them in their current states.

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105 months ago
I still hate facebook
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105 months ago
This is page 2 news dude.
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105 months ago

Facebook is an invaluable service that we all use daily


"I do not think it means what you think it means"
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105 months ago
"...we shared many of the same core product design goals and principles"

Wait. So you've used their services (i.e. the FB app) daily and you STILL feel that you share that much in common? The biggest problem I have with FB is its design principles and goals, as the app neither works nor is delivered on a timely basis.

Don't insult yourself at the expense of your forthcoming buyout, buddy.
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105 months ago
I hate it when big companies get bigger...
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105 months ago
I use Pulp daily, it's a great app. Disappointed there won't be any more updates, was hoping for an iPhone version at some point :(
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