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Square absorbs Viewfinder team, picks up some ex-Googlers in the process

Brian Heater

If you're in the market for a few more engineers, you could go through the rigamarole of posting a listing on some job site -- or you could just pick up a whole team. The small staff behind photo-sharing app Viewfinder will be setting up shop in Square's New York offices, including co-founders Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, who'd previously done time at Google and created image editor GIMP. While Square's engineering blog happily talks up the fact that the move will effectively triple the company's NYC staff, no mention is made regarding the fate of Viewfinder itself, which may not bode well for the future of the app.

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