Rolling Up Dead Dot Coms
from the now-there's-a-strategy dept
There are plenty of stories of companies snapping up the assets of dead dot coms, but some companies take it to extremes. Workstream, a provider of web-based HR applications has bought the assets of seven dead dot coms that offered products or services related to what they do – and simply bolted them on to their own offering. Of course, buying up and integrating so many companies often means important things slip through the cracks. One of the companies they bought, Techengine, was the provider of the Techdirt Career Center – and no one from Workstream let us know that it had changed hands, and gave us no information on how to contact them. Thus, I’m not sure they’ve really figured out this whole roll-up thing. Generally, it helps to let the customers of your company know what’s happened and how to contact you.