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To sell or not to sell

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    July 29, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

    Curious as to the main opinion of Google as a company in terms of buying up smaller startups. Of course allowing a company you've put tireless hours and so much heart is always a huge decision but are there any companies that you'd never sell to no matter what the offer? Would Google, or Facebook even as much as they've been swooping up properties lately, fall on that list? Why or why not? If you're wondering why I'm asking, I read an article about the worst Google Acquisitions this afternoon (http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-google-acquisitions-ever/ready-to-startup if you want to read) and could only guess as to how the creators of those companies feel now that Google took over their "baby," and not well. Imagine going from thinking you have something really special so much that Google is willing to shell out big bucks to get in on it to thinking all your hard work was for nothing after Google drove the brand into the ground.