Six Apart, the owner of hosted blogging service TypePad and publisher of blogging software Movable Type, just acquired LiveJournal. Within six months Six Apart itself will be acquired by Yahoo!. Full Post >>
A very thought-provoking post. Since I’m not a MoveableType user it wouldn’t concern me greatly if Yahoo! did buy SixApart, but I’d sure be concerned if I were. Yahoo! has purchased some pretty nice applications in the past (eGroups, for example) and I haven’t been impressed with what they’ve done with them since.
These types of situations are consistenly one reason I tend to stay away from using the big players in a market - they seem to be more attractive targets…which leads to drastic change for the users.