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Speculations

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on December 15, 2005

What with Yahoo!‘s current acquisition spree, buying Flickr and del.icio.us, and now that they’re working with Six Apart to provide a business blogging service, what are the odds that they buy Six Apart (and thus LJ) sometime in 2006?

Their VC’s are going to want to cash out soon. It’s been, what, 2 years since they put their money in. And Six Apart are, like Yahoo!, a Bay Area company.

Baseless speculation, of course, but I don’t think I’d want to risk any money betting against it.

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  1. ajshepherd said,

    Instant LJ Drama Generator, light blue touch paper and retire….!

    I seem to remember a big kerfuffle when LJ last changed hands, so that’s liable to put the cat among the pigeons!

  2. sbisson said,

    Oh, I know. I was careful to point out it was purely speculation…

  3. autopope said,

    If there’s going to be a buyout I’d be a lot happier with google. But they’ve got Blogger, haven’t they?

    (Don’t like Yahoo. Mutter, grumble, complain.)

  4. gikiski said,

    That would inhale vigorously.


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