Today — well, yesterday by this point … but the builds are working so I might get to sleep tonight — I saw that Upcoming.org was acquired by Yahoo. This news brought to light an incredible trend among the “Web 2.0” crowd, first Flickr and now Upcoming: companies that I write Python API wrappers for get acquired by Yahoo.
That’s right, 6ish months ago on March 12th, I released a Python wrapper for the Flickr API, a week or so later Flickr announces their acquisition by Yahoo. And now, after having released an Upcoming module in May, Upcoming gets acquired.
Coincidence? I think not.
P.S. I think I am presenting at Web 2.0 tomorrow, so if you have a chance check us out in the “launch pad.”