Facebook acquires activity-recommendations startup Nextstop

Facebook is adding another talent acquisition to the mix. It has acquired Nextstop, a San Francisco-based startup for recommending things to do or places to go.

“This was a difficult decision for us,” the company said in a statement. “We felt like NextStop had a great future and recently released some major updates in response to user feedback over the past few months. In the end, however, we decided that pursuing our mission to help people discover the world around them was something that could be done with greater impact and scale as a part of Facebook.”

NextStop has two experienced former Google product managers: Adrian Graham, who managed Picasa, and Carl Sjogreen, who was the founding product manager for Calendar.

The site, which launched a year ago, will shut down in September, and the company is offering export tools for users to take their work and content with them elsewhere. They’re also making the content on the site licensed under Creative Commons, a standard copyright license that allows the public to repurpose it. They’ll even allow commercial use. The company said it’s not sharing information that NextStop users have contributed to the site with Facebook.

Here’s an interview Robert Scoble did with the NextStop team in December, when Nextstop announced its mobile website:


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  1. [...] Before this night ever took place, Systrom had already experienced a Facebook acquisition. After a post-Stanford stint at Google, Systrom moved on to an internship at Nextstop, a travel company that helped people find things to do around the world through social recommendations. Systrom joined in 2009, the company was then purchased by the social network giant in July 2010. [...]

  2. [...] Before this night ever took place, Systrom had already experienced a Facebook acquisition. After a post-Stanford stint at Google, Systrom moved on to an internship at Nextstop, a travel company that helped people find things to do around the world through social recommendations. Systrom joined in 2009, the company was then purchased by the social network giant in July 2010. [...]

  3. [...] Before this night ever took place, Systrom had already experienced a Facebook acquisition. After a post-Stanford stint at Google, Systrom moved on to an internship at Nextstop, a travel company that helped people find things to do around the world through social recommendations. Systrom joined in 2009, the company was then purchased by the social network giant in July 2010. [...]

  4. [...] Before this night ever took place, Systrom had already experienced a Facebook acquisition. After a post-Stanford stint at Google, Systrom moved on to an internship at Nextstop, a travel company that helped people find things to do around the world through social recommendations. Systrom joined in 2009, the company was then purchased by the social network giant in July 2010. [...]

  5. [...] 사실 Instagram 이전에 Systrom은 이미 페이스북의 인수를 경험했다. 스탠포드 졸업 후 구글에서 일했던 Systrom은 그 후에 사람들로 하여금 사회적인 추천을 통해서 전세계에서 해봐야 할 일들을 찾도록 도움을 주는 여행회사인 Nextstop에서 인턴십을 했다. 2009년에 입사를 하고 그 회사(Nextstop)는 다음해인 2010년 7월에 소셜 네트워크 자이언트(페이스북)에 의해 인수되었다. [...]

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