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Urchin – Suicide by acquisition?

September 27, 2005

Okay, I’ve seen some corporate silliness in my time (*cough* *telcos* *cough*) but this is one of the finer recent examples…

Just to run down the players real quick, TextDrive is a pretty well respected hosting company, particularly among the ubergeek community (hosting sites like “alistapart” for instance). Urchin is an expensive but well regarded “web analytics” package (“web analytics” is marketing-speak for a statistics package that costs 10x more than your garden variety web stats, but offers some features you don’t find on standard stats packages — if you really need ’em, you suck it up and pay the money)
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