An app developer named Dalton Caldwell has written an acerbic open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The letter is about how Caldwell was called into Facebook to meet with a group of executives, and how these executives told Caldwell that his startup was competitve with a Facebook product, and that he should therefore sell it to Facebook or face destruction.
Caldwell says he rejected the offer. "I was not interested in an acqui-hire."
"I said that if Facebook wanted to have a serious conversation about acquiring my team and product, I would entertain the idea. Otherwise, I had zero interest in seeing my product shut down and joining Facebook. I told your team I would rather reboot my company than go down that route."