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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AmericanForum.com, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Holy Schmoly... $640 mill, no wonder they are not really all that interested in lil ole vB
  3. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Oh my.
  4. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

  5. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    noticed it and was sort of worried.

    especially after one of their management dudes got active on the forum asking for feedbacks.

    vb4.1 is perhaps the last chance they have to keep the people hooked to their platform.
  6. pipedreams

    pipedreams Active Member

    Looks like poor old VB is going to be messed around with and/or forgotten about (again), but thankfully we now have XF to rely upon. :)
  7. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    The vb train wreck is going to continue for a while longer.
  8. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Time couldn't be more perfect for XF :)
  9. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    This would explain why all IB executives have been selling off their shares over the last month or so then!!!
  10. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    gives me some solid reasons to migrate to XF...

    private equity buyers... :| i mean i had rather use products where developers are accessible (though they do not like you tweeting them with specific requests!).
  11. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Which is bigger - $640,000,000 for IB, or $100 for XenForo early adopters? [​IMG]
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  12. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    Now they won't have to report earnings to the public. They stopped breaking down revenues for vBulletin by combining it with other licensing products (the CarsDirect which was supposedly responsible for much of the "upside" last quarter.) Wow... as if the vBulletin train needed even more clouds in the air and potential bumps in the road...
    0ptima and AmericanForum.com like this.
  13. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Wow - some huge sums of money there. The joke really is on all of us vB customers. Instead of moaning we should have been buying shares in IB!!
    Dream, jmurrayhead and Dragonfly like this.
  14. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    As The Steve Miller Band sang so well "Take the money and run..."
  15. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    I think vB will be nothing but a spec of dirt in the corner soon. They have made a right mess. I kick myself daily for buying the vB Suite, glad I didn't with my other owned licenses.
    Anth, Booth, Peggy and 1 other person like this.
  16. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yeah, posted about this on irc.xenfans.com earlier in #chat and then on vB here before techcrunch :p

    Great news for Bob Brisco, more money for his great ideas. I am glad I don't have to wait to see if this is good or bad for vBulletin. We've had this same moment and feeling in 2007 with Jelsoft and IB, glad I don't have to repeat that.

    XenForo, here I come .. October
  17. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    remains to be seen what the new owners have planned for vB if they have any. you cannot really be sure that they are not going to fix the thing considering it is hugely popular on the web and still retains some really big customers.
  18. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Nobody can do worse than IB at running it. At least its now got a group of people with a much better track record behind it. :)

    My only fear is that they deam vB's income insufficient and sell it off AGAIN!

    If that happens, I vote we all chip in, buy it and just redirect it to xenforo.com :p
  19. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

  20. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

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