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For Buyers of Web Start-­ps, Quest to Corral Young Talent


Vaughan Smith, Facebook

Vaughan Smith of Facebook, in front, has hired, from left, Justin Shaffer, Sam Lessin, and Carl Sjogreen through acquisitions.

Noah Berger for The New York Times

Sam Lessin sold his Web start-up to Facebook for millions last year, and Facebook promptly shut it down. All Facebook wanted was Mr. Lessin.

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