Check out this one line in ZDNet’s coverage of TechCrunch’s Arrington web winners/losers list:
Winners (got acquired)
Now, I don’t know if that’s Arrington’s perspective (I suspect so) or ZDNet’s (also likely), either way the sentiment is disturbing.
If this is the mentality of the Valley, then I celebrate every project on the “Very Good Bets” list that has dismissed multi-million dollar buy out offers.
On a personal note, while I have stagnant accounts on many of projects on Arrington’s combined list, I actively only use 3; Skype, WordPress, RocketBoom.
Leading to me further question the items in his ‘Avoid’ list. I read the list to mean Arrington doesn’t see any room for game-changing innovation in those areas. Since I don’t actively use many of the existing offerings…I respectfully disagree.
Oh, yeah, and FeedSeeder will be an online feed reader.
I think I’ll follow Dave Slusher‘s lead and un-sub from the west coast Web 2.0 VC mentality.