Recently Facebook has acquired Daytum, the two-man start-up announced today on its blog. Daytum co-founder Nicholas Felton famously creates beautiful infographics about his annual personal behavior
Most of Facebook's acquisitions have been 'talent acquisitions' and acquired products are often shut-down. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated that "We have not once bought a company for the company. We buy companies to get excellent people... In order to have a really entrepreneurial culture one of the key things is to make sure we're recruiting the best people. One of the ways to do this is to focus on acquiring great companies with great founders.