Yahho buys upcoming.org October 5, 2005 6:13 AM   Subscribe

Yahoo acquires upcoming.org, and our very own waxpancake, (AKA Waxy). Blogger, Flickr, Upcoming.org... Metafilter has quite an impressive collection of alumni.
posted by shoepal to MetaFilter-Related at 6:13 AM (25 comments total)

Seems like metafilter has a lot of 'up and comers' in their 20s or so. It's rather interesting.

As a side note, I know someone who is going to become a Spy with the CIA. Kinda freaked me out, but she's going to be getting a $35k signing bonus.
posted by delmoi at 6:26 AM on October 5, 2005

Again, felicitations and congratulations to Andy et al!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:31 AM on October 5, 2005

lhl from Upcoming is also on MeFi. I can't find Gordon on MeFi.
posted by riffola at 6:34 AM on October 5, 2005

Blogger kids: evhead, megnut
Flickr kids: Ericost, Sylloge
Upcoming kids: Waxpancake, lhl

(I probably left some folks out. I think #1 worked for blogger for a bit, as did some other members, iirc.)
posted by shoepal at 6:49 AM on October 5, 2005

Upcoming.org is great...so congrats to the team!
posted by tpl1212 at 7:13 AM on October 5, 2005

Congrats! Wow, that was pretty fast. Best of luck, wax- I left HotJobs shortly before Yahoo bought them, and everyone there has nothing but good things to say about their new Overlords.
posted by mkultra at 7:24 AM on October 5, 2005

Either that, or back when there were only 14 websites, everyone signed up for everything.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 7:37 AM on October 5, 2005

I know I did
posted by matteo at 7:40 AM on October 5, 2005

I heard the guy behind kottke.org used to be a member here too.
posted by jonson at 8:39 AM on October 5, 2005

.....said the member jonson.
posted by dabitch at 9:03 AM on October 5, 2005

Sorry. I have a very juvenile sense of humor today.
posted by dabitch at 9:03 AM on October 5, 2005

andy baio is so adorable.
posted by shmegegge at 9:36 AM on October 5, 2005

My startup just got a round of funding too.. we're not quite at Yahoo! acquisition level yet, but that sort of thing is probably less than a year off due to our industry. :) Good one to Andy!
posted by wackybrit at 9:37 AM on October 5, 2005

How much did Yahoo! pay for it? I assume it will be public information as Yahoo is a public cimpany.
posted by cell divide at 10:32 AM on October 5, 2005

Congrats! Gosh darnit, I must get think of the next big thing...
posted by VulcanMike at 11:15 AM on October 5, 2005

cell divide: I'm guessing that it's probably not material to Yahoo! due to size and won't be disclosed.
posted by mullacc at 11:16 AM on October 5, 2005

I hope Y! starts publicizing Upcoming. They haven't done much for Flickr, but those guys don't need it; Upcoming hasn't yet hit the threshold where it's popular enough to be really awesome.
posted by danb at 11:20 AM on October 5, 2005

Did Haughey do the design?
posted by The Jesse Helms at 12:27 PM on October 5, 2005

Nope, I did the original design. The terms of the acquisition (including $$) are private, which is common even for public companies. (Nobody knows how much Flickr got, for example.)

And for all you noobs, I still read Mefi actively and still maintain my Metafilter Stats page.

Thanks to everyone here. I love you guys. (Though why wasn't this posted in the blue?)
posted by waxpancake at 1:42 PM on October 5, 2005

Gah! A day late.
posted by blag at 1:48 PM on October 5, 2005

Sorry to offend waxy, but here's the dish....
posted by riffola at 1:50 PM on October 5, 2005

Congratulations, waxy. Just so long as this doesn't affect the quality of your very fine links.
posted by Galvatron at 2:55 PM on October 5, 2005

Andy, did you get a carve out in your responsibilities and duties for maintaining Waxy Links at work? (Oh, come on, that's comedy gold right there!)

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. We're definitely looking forward to taking Upcoming.org to the next level. Like "cutting off heads ALL the time and not even thinking twice about it" next level.

Sadly, my schedule for chillin' on the blue is doing one of those Calculus "limit approaches zero" type things, but I'd like to think that I make my presence felt everytime someone forgets to close a tag. :)
posted by lhl at 3:07 PM on October 5, 2005

Hi guys. I just joined. :)

posted by getluky at 4:15 PM on October 5, 2005

Someone get the gag, I'll take care of the manacles and scalpels.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:21 PM on October 5, 2005

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