If Yahoo Buys Your Startup, It Could be the Kiss of Death

If Yahoo Buys Your Startup, It Could be the Kiss of Death - http://www.businessinsider.com Avatar Posted by smallbiztrends under Startups
From http://www.businessinsider.com 4749 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Yahoo's CTO (Chief Technology Officer) is on record as saying that Yahoo wants to buy some startups, especially social media and smartphone application companies.

But would that be a good thing for the startups? Or would it be the beginning of the end?

Nicholas Carson at Silicon Alley Insider looks at Yahoo's "entire sorry acquisition history" as they call it.

Actually, this is a story that I've seen repeated over and over. Big company buys young promising nimble startup, hoping to capture some of the magic. But big company botches it, and after a while the acquired company gets dismantled and is no more. But see what the guys at Silicon Alley Insider have to say on this topic ....





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Written by roseanderson
4748 days ago

Oh My. We really do not have control if those promising start up owners give in to a million dollar offer from Yahoo or any big companies. But I just hope, we'll all have the courage to grow our business on our own and maybe someday, we'll be head to head with the big ones.



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