PandoDaily is historically anti-acquisition. Google acquiring Sparrow ruined one former employee’s morning, as it signaled the beginning of the end for one of the few good email apps for iOS. Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer was seen as something to be feared and, once the deal closed, failed to lead to a better, more reliable product. The site itself was founded after TechCrunch was acquired by AOL, and Sarah has been clear about her desire for PandoDaily to remain an independent company. We tend to root for the underdog, the startup challenging the status quo and refusing to settle for an acqui-hire or an ill-thought acquisition.
Yet I can’t help but find myself thinking that it’s time for someone to go ahead and acquire Pebble. Past time, actually.
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