Life after artisanal pork rinds (i.e. tech M&A), CostCo Down Under

Episode 86 · January 30th, 2017 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

With a flurry of M&A over the past few weeks, we discuss some of the more popular ones: AppDynamics, Trello, and Apiary. These kind of buys are all about what the acquirer plans to do with the new “asset” and the financial health of the company being acquired. We discuss these recent acquisitions, including who the “losers” are. Also, the low-down on CostCo in Australia!


CostCo field report: Australia

  • It’s great!
  • US: No need for a hot pizza sign holder.
  • US: Rayban Wayfarers are like $130 now!

AppDynamics files for IPO… Cisco says NOT SO FAST

Atlassian Buys Trello for $425 Million

Oracle Buys Apiary

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.

HP Buys Stuff

You Know What DevOps Needs? An IEEE Standard


  • Google buying Fabric.
  • Facebook still king.

Do We Talk About Trump?

Trump’s Twitter Moves Markets

RethinkDB: Why We Failed

Yahoo is Altaba

Google’s AI Awakening


ClusterHQ Shutting Down

Facebook’s 2016 Open Source Contributions

Google buys Twitter’s Fabric

Bruce Sterling/Jon Lebkowsky “State of the World”