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  • a user-generated travel recommendation site founded by former Google product managers that publicized non-consummated deal to buy Foursquare, another location startup (though not a direct competitor) that's has much more uptake. acquhire for the startup's location-savvy team than anything else.

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  • Here's another usage:

    http://gigaom.com/2010/04/12/googles-plink-buy-is-yet-another-acq-hire/

    April 17, 2010

  • As near as I can tell from the context in which it was used, someone is said to be "acquhired" if they are kept on as employees after their company has been acquired by another company. It appears to be a portmanteau of acquire and hire. I first saw it used in "Google's Acquhire Binge" in this context: "So now those founders are returning to the nest — to work on similar projects, with generous re-signing bonuses in their pockets. These are multimillion-dollar acquhires."

    February 22, 2010