Facebook is no stranger to criticism, however
on this occasion it was referred to as a bully when it came to
dealing with start-up companies.
Dalton Caldwell said that during a pitch he was
asked to simply sell-off his company which developed a
Facebook-based app for the iOS as the social giant said that it
"would hate to have to compete".
According to PCPro.co.uk, Caldwell blogged
"Executives explained to me that they would hate to have to
compete with the 'interesting product' I had built, and that since
I am a 'nice guy with a good reputation' that they wanted to
acquire my company to help build App Center."
As shocking as it sounds, the entrepreneur said that
"negotiations" of that nature were nothing new when it
came to dealing with Facebook.
Caldwell then continued to say that he told Facebook that he was
not interested in becoming a part of the company. His decision was
greeted with a word of caution from the giant,
saying that the only ticket to saving his firm was joining the
social media platform, seeing as competition was almost unbeatable
in the App development market.
Facebook is yet to comment on the news. What do you, dear
reader, think about the social media titan's "you can't beat
us, join us" approach?