Someone else talked about "swallowing up smaller brands." Usually the small company getting bought up is about to go out of business. So would you rather see Forum, Blend, and Foursquare go away forever (because Mervin, NS, and Rome would be able to afford to absorb a brand's debt). Acquisitions happen. If they don't, we lose brands...try getting a warranty board from Omatic this year...
Skipped a link of logic there. Why are the smaller entities going out of business? Because they cannot compete with giants. If the Gorilla was not hoarding all of the bananas, the Chimpanzees wouldn't be starving in the first place.
Yes I know blah blah blah we use our consumer dollars to support big business and make it thrive, hence the reason it exists. Doesn't change the fact that big businesses make small businesses suffer.
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