These companies just want to get rid of competition, they don't care if it is a good product or not - they can just buy them out and let them die on the vine - they could care less. It is just one of the disgusting aspects of capitalism, but still the best system we know. Someone else could start the idea over again and just change the name, as long as they aren't violating any copyrights or patents, they could bring back the same service and let someone else buy them out again. A good venture minded group could do just that too. Maybe the old employees will quit and start over again - If they didn't sign any agreements preventing that.