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Discussion of the Week #6

There’s quite some discussion going on about all the acqui-hires by companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo. ‘Acqui-hiring’ is when a corporation, like Google, acquires another company not for their product, but for their (development) team.

Some people say it’s a good way to save a failing company, while others think it can hamper innovation. They say getting acquired is an easy way out instead of innovating to survive. This week, we’re discussing:

Acqui-hires hamper innovation.

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