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It's already old news that Google bought, which have a similar purpose but is nothing like this. Yet, thanks to that, maybe it's unlikely they'd have any interest.

So maybe some other have an interest? It's probably popping out into many companies eyes by now and for some time.

Well, what do you think? Got any inside views? Just speculating?

I think if it doesn't sell within 2 years, it could be big enough on its own.

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A legitimate concern. A company's "suck factor" almost always increases with its size and/or change of ownership. Sometimes it even outpaces it by orders of magnitude. Let's hope SO doesn't go that route. – raven Mar 13 '10 at 0:24
2 could be big enough on its own. - Big enough for what? Is this an actual question or just asking for a psychic reading? – Greg Hewgill Mar 13 '10 at 0:50
When? Not 6 to 8 weeks I hope... – o.k.w Mar 13 '10 at 2:48
Just sayin':… – John Rudy Mar 13 '10 at 14:47
Vote to close: "useless speculation" – Ether Mar 13 '10 at 18:00

I don't know if it will be, but if it is... it will happen in six to eight weeks.

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Jeff and Joel talk about seeking venture capital near the beginning of Podcast #85. From that conversation, it sounds like they really want to keep control of SO. I don't think they're going to sell it any time soon.

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