A lot of startups have a hidden desire to get acquired by Google, Facebook and Twitter (s ) of the world. While many of the acquisitions result in a failure (Yahoo leads the pack here), there are sometimes a surprise element of arrogance that creeps up in the startup.
Maybe, Picnik doesn’t need new users (even old) anymore – Google buyout + integration into Picasa has given them enough substantial userbase to play with and while earlier, there was a desperation to win new customers, the hunger might have died down.
What’s your take on such a message? Was that really needed?
PS: The message was encountered when I visited the site from Flickr.