Editor's note: Kiko asset sale closed, see here. Congrats to the founders.
When I heard through the various Web 2.0 blogs (the usual suspects) about Kiko.com selling its code base assets for its on-line calendar application, I was interested. I had seen the founder's presentation at the Web Innovator's get together, sponsored by David Beisel, and I just could not stand the prognostication fulminating out of the very author's of said blogs, and much more so, the comments that rapidly piled on.
A disaster, a web 2.0 harbinger, a second demise of yet another bubble! I just knew that the hype had to be lanced like a boil, because from the little I knew of the founders and their incubator, ycombinator , there had to be a better, less hysterical explanation.
So I met with Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, the founders of Kiko.com, and made a 4 part vlog entry. It was an enlightening experience; these guys are smart, they have a plan, they are aided by good advisors, and well, let the video speak for itself.
Update: The solo video segment with Emmett Shear has been relocated, as it lengthens the actual message and repeats certain topics that the founders represent quite well while appearing together in the previous segments.