Ok, so here I am starting a new thread to wonder what the originators of Stringify will do next. Normally with acquisitions, the main drivers for the buyer are to access (1) technology/IP/Patents (2) specific skilled people, (3) markets. It seems to me in this case Comcast wanted 1 & 2. The user base of Stringify is tiny compared with their own and I don't believe this was about access to markets today. For sure, in the future, but that would come about through the application of the people on the technology/IP. So as it seems they are moving functionality (eg. technology/IP) into their other systems, what of the people? Again, in most acquisitions, the buyer wants to retain key people. They will offer lucrative retention clauses and stock option grants that only pay out after 3 to 5 years, say. This seeks to keep the key people onboard, even if they have achieved million dollar payouts at the acquisition (I doubt it in this case, but who knows). Of course, quite soon these people - if they are entrepreneurial at their core, which most are - move on and start again.
Could they build it all again, but better this time?
With better funding?
Will it be too late as other solutions continue to develop?