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An "acqui-hire" is when a company buys a startup to obtain the startup's team, rather than to own its products or technology, which it often kills after the purchase.
In the technology industry's ongoing war for talent, Google, Facebook and a handful of deep-pocketed firms are using a more potent weapon to get the best engineers: the "acqui-hire."
by Tech_Watcher December 28, 2011
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