As many of you know, I have worked at Aereo since it began. I am very proud of what we accomplished and I have great respect for everyone with whom I worked. I fear the following will evaporate soon from Aereo.com, so I'm capturing it here.
Aereo's A Letter to Our Consumers:
"Our engineering team created the first cloud-based, individual antenna and DVR that enabled you to record and watch live television on the device of your choice, all via the Internet. In less than two years, we went from drawings on a napkin to launching Aereo’s technology in more than a dozen cities across the country..."
"While we had significant victories in the federal district courts in New York and Boston and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the reversal of the Second Circuit decision in June by the U.S. Supreme Court has proven difficult to overcome. The U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty. And while our team has focused its energies on exploring every path forward available to us, without that clarity, the challenges have proven too difficult to overcome."
So what does this mean for me?
I was kept on for the past few months to help pitch Aereo technology to potential suitors in the bankruptcy auction process and provide answers to lawyers, as needed. Also to help close up shop. In true Aereo fashion there were many highs and lows. I felt a duty to see Aereo thru the end - and that end is nigh.
I have learned a ton from this experience. The whole experience - even the end. I plan to continue to grow as an engineer, manager and person in whatever I choose to do next. Stay tuned.
Until then - rest in pieces