Facebook Acquires Team Behind Eye Tracking Startup GazeHawk.
“We’re happy to announce that we will be joining the Facebook team. There’s a great culture at Facebook, focusing on fast, bold, innovative solutions, and we’re looking forward to being a part of it,”the two founders Brian and Joe said.
GazeHawk’s product and technology are not part of the acquisition and will remain completely independent of Facebook.
GazeHawk provides eye tracking services using ordinary webcams. They are the industry leader in economical eye tracking, with the ability to run higher quality studies at lower costs.
If we see the Facebook’s past history Facebook has bought companies for the people behind them and subsequently shut down the services they built up (a notable recent case being Gowalla), in this case the product and technology are being left behind.