A couple of days ago, I wrote about how Gowalla was reportedly by Facebook. CNN broke the news based on a source that was close to Gowalla. Now Gowalla CEO Josh Williams has not denied or confirmed the deal. Below is an e-mail that Williams sent out after the CNN story was released this past Friday:
Subject: Rumors and speculation
CNN just broke the news that Gowalla has been acquired by Facebook. This story was leaked from an unknown source.
The ink on the deal is not dry, so our holding pattern is that we do not comment on rumors and speculation. I have another email penned that was ready to send you today, assuming you would get this news before the story was officially released.
But now it is all over Twitter, so you have likely heard. A longer email will be sent soon. Until then, I am so very grateful for what you have done to make Gowalla a success.
Note: When Gowalla confirms the deal, I will update this post with the news.
UPDATE: The deal is confirmed.