acqhiring - the new way of hiring

This practice is so widespread that a term, acqhiring, has entered the industry lexicon to describe it. Even for the skeptics, it’s difficult to argue that these acquis- itions are about anything other than people. In many deals, like Facebook’s acquisition of Gowalla, the technology was not even a part of the transaction. And when the technology is included in the transaction, it is frequently released as open source post-acquisition. The New Kingmakers