Flipping 2.0: Acquisition economics

Anil Dash has a smart post on how selling to a big brand today is different than trying to go IPO five years ago: “Some folks are bootstrapping their services and some are taking angel funding (that means a rich friend of the company gives you money). So, instead of being pushed to do a huge IPO with a huge return, a lot of these people are more than happy to be acquired rather than shoot for a ridiculously huge IPO.
In other words, realistic expectations=survival tactics=acquisition targets.
Best phrase: “Yahoo bought everyone on my buddy list, and all I got was this t-shirt”.
Update: TechDirt: Build to flip as your resume?