Push Pop Press Acquired by Facebook; Abandons Planned Publishing Platform

This has nothing to do with Push Pop’s products, and everything to do with Facebook building a roster of design talent to rival Apple’s. Mike Matas is responsible for and/or had a major hand in much of Apple’s best and most exuberant design work in recent memory.

This is big. Shows that Facebook — and Mark Zuckerberg in particular — is committing to design as a top priority. And it’s more than a little disappointing to those of us who were highly anticipating Push Pop Press’s publishing tools and platform.

The big question: who else is on Zuckerberg’s list? I know who I’d want.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011