Google acquires(?) Dodgeball.com

Google acquires(?) Dodgeball.com: But really…When a public company with a market cap of $64.1 billion “acquires” a two-personcompany, isn’t that more like a “hire” with a signing bonus?

Update: Okay. I’ve come up with the term:

Acq-hire

Update II: I apologize but my seo radar suggests I should include in this post a definition of acqhire:

Acqhire – When a large company “purchases” a small company with no employees other than its founders, typically to obtain some special talent or a cool concept. (See, also: NFL first round draft signing bonus; book publishing “advance” after publisher bidding-war.)

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  • Tom

    A really really really really really nice signing bonus.

  • rex

    Well, I’d say getting “acqhired” by Google is like being a first round draft choice.

  • Tom

    That rules. I’m totally trackbacking to that one.

  • rex

    Reminder: Last year’s first round draft pick in the NFL was Eli Manning who signed a six-year, $54 million contract with about $20 million guaranteed. I doubt these guys were in that neighborhood — first round perhaps, not number 1, however. I think they would have needed some revenues to go higher in the draft. But hey, I’m just a fantasy league player.

  • Tom Biro

    Then again, a lot of first overall picks get way too much money as compared to what they deserve.

  • Scott

    A good artical on getting acqhired:

    http://www.paulgraham.com/hiring.html