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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

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Facebook acquisition complete: Gowalla shuts down

By Emil Protalinski | March 10, 2012, 8:21pm PST

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Three months after Facebook acquired the location-based social networking company, Gowalla has shut down. Foursquare can finally celebrate as it?s the clear winner in this space, for now.

Three months ago, Facebook acquired the location-based social network Gowalla. Today, as expected, the company Gowalla has officially shut down its website:

Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world. Download your check-ins, photos and lists here soon.

Something tells me there won?t be many Gowalla users downloading their content. Most of them likely backed them up, and the rest simply moved on.

The announcement is a timely one. Facebook this week gave developers the ability to let users add friends, location, and share photos directly from apps as well as shared details about its Location API, which some ex-Gowalla likely helped with.

See more abut at: http://www.zdnet.com...huts-down/10327



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