Google wants to buy Holovaty’s startup, we hear. Holovaty says that he’s had no conversations with Google, but did have lunch with a friend at Google’s campus last week, which he stresses was “a social matter.” The effort to buy his venture — there’s no “deal,” Holovaty tells us — has hit some kind of unusual hitch. It’s not clear what the holdup is.
This bears watching.
Edit to add: In the comments, Adrian points again to the Valleywag article where he “sets the record straight.” He says he was on the Google campus for a social visit. Valleywag quotes him, then goes on to talk about some “hitch” in the deal that Holovaty says doesn’t exist.
I’m going to err on the side of trusting Holovaty and call the Valleywag piece out for the unsourced bit of wishful thinking that it appears to be, until I see something more concrete.
(Original Holovaty photo by J.D. Lasica here)