“I personally learned a huge lesson, which was that being acquired by the market leader can be a kiss of death to a startup. If the acquirer is at the height of their power and you are still regarded as small and insignificant, they will find it incredibly difficult to change their ways — even if they are the smartest people in the world and your product represents a disruptive force to their business in the long run.” —
Have seen this time and again. There should be a support group for Google/Yahoo/AOL acquired founders.
“It’s in walking where I fall in love with New York.” — Me, Beginning of spring, after epically long winter 2011