The Death of Upcoming.org

“In hindsight, selling Upcoming to Yahoo was a horrible mistake. Selling your company always means sacrificing control and risking its fate, and as we now know, online communities almost always fail after acquisition. (YouTube is the rare exception, albeit one with billion-dollar momentum.) But Yahoo was a particularly horrible steward for the community.”
– Andy Baio

Read Andy’s full post, The Death of Upcoming.org

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  1. Thank you for posting, Tina! Related: 37signals’ “What happens after Yahoo acquires you” » http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2777-what-happens-after-yahoo-acquires-you

  2. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Appreciate it

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