Annoying Companies

via Tim Oren:

Now there’s an investing theory. Let’s have all the annoying companies buy each other.Comcast acquires Plaxo.

Acquisitions are easier if the two firms are entangled in similar ways; similar software platforms, similar open source licensing practices, similar unions, similar distribution channels, similar management fad.  No doubt, two firms with similar annoying  privacy  policies are a natural fit.

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