Google to Acquire On2 Technologies — CLIFTON PARK, NY and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (August 5, 2009) - On2 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ONT) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire On2, a leading developer of video compression technology.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Buys Video Compression Company On2
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: A look at On2 Technologies and why Google wants it
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google buys videotech firm On2, but YouTube costs aren't as bad as rumored
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Video Compression Specialists On2
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Google Picks Up On2 for $106.5M
Brian Heater / PC Magazine: Google Buys On2, Web Video Codecs
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Buys Video Compression Concern On2 for $106.5M
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Acquires On2 Technologies
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google: You Buy Some, You Sell Some
Robert Evans / I4U News: Google Buys On2, Should Flash Worry?
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Platform Jackpot! …
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Google acquires the most important online video company you've never heard of
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Google Acquires On2 Video Compression
Matthew DeCarlo / TechSpot: Google to acquire video compression firm for $106.5M
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Jumps On2 Video Compression; Sends Google Radio into a WideOrbit
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google Acquires On2 Technologies
John Murrell / GMSV: Feeling expansive, Google buys video compression outfit
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google acquire On2 video compression specialists
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Google announces acquisition of On2
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Buys Video Company On2 Technologies
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Video Compression Technology Company On2 For $106 Million — Google and On2 Technologies jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire On2, a developer of video compression technology. The acquisition is expected to close later this year.
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google may take aim at Web video standards with On2 purchase
Grant Gross / Macworld: Google to buy On2 Technologies
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google to buy video compression technology outfit On2
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews: Google To Acquire Video Compression Developer On2 For $106.5 Million
Anthony Massucci / DailyFinance: Google to buy On2 Technologies for $106.5 million
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Google buying On2; New twist in the hope for Open Video
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Watch Out, Flash; Google Buys On2 — Google today announced it bought On2 Technologies in a stock-for-stock transaction worth $106.5 million. On2 has historically been a core underpinning of online video with its encoding and compression technologies. However, the company is not an obvious pick …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Silicon Alley Insider
Boy Genius Report:
Apple launching iPhone 3GS 8GB soon? — We've had a number of unconfirmed tips over the last few days about this so we figured we'd post it... apparently it seems that Rogers in Canada is in the process of shipping iPhone 3GS 8GB flavor handsets to stores. Again, unconfirmed, no idea on pricing …
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David Carnoy / CNET News: Is a $99 iPhone 3GS coming soon?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: 8GB iPhone 3GS coming shortly via Rogers?
Nicholas Deleon / MobileCrunch: Rogers hints at 8GB iPhone 3GS
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: 8GB iPhone 3GS Coming to Rogers?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Rogers Canada to Start Selling 8GB iPhone 3GS?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Apple phasing out iPhone 3G in favor of 8GB 3GS?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple to Launch 8 GB iPhone 3GS?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Apple To Launch 8GB iPhone 3GS, Possibly Replace iPhone 3G?
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Despite iPhone's Success, BlackBerry Curve Was on Top in Q2
Donald Bell / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune HD hands-on, impressions, tears of joy — Do you believe in miracles? — (Credit: Donald Bell/CNET Networks) — I'll admit right off the bat that I've been a pretty big fan of the Zune ever since I bought my first one back in 2007. I've also had some disappointments …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft's Zune HD wins fans
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Zune HD knocks off at least one pair of socks
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Zune HD Brief Hands-On Review Raves
Murad Ahmed / Tech Central: A Gadgets Special: Sony's pocket ebook reader, Microsoft's Zune HD and the iProd?
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Leaked: new images of Zune HD show black color option
Ted Wallingford / Signal to Noise: Why does Microsoft still insist on using crummy brand names?
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Zune HD Sounds Like a Winner - If it Had Been Announced in August 2007
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Zune HD gets a once-over — so far, so good
James Lewin / Podcasting News: The Zune HD: “Worth The Wait”
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Zune HD Finally Shows Its Stuff
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Cnet Zune Hands On - Positive
Ross Miller / Engadget: Zune HD dock and remote hands-on
Randall Bennett / TechVi: CNET goes hands-on with Zune HD
Min Li Chan / Google Chrome Blog:
A New Beta: Why slow down when you can speed up? — There's a brand new beta for you to try out today. As always, we continue to focus on speed, and this beta release shows over 30% improvement on both the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over our current stable channel release.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News, The Official Google Blog, Download Squad, TechCrunch, Technologizer, Softpedia News, Web Browsers, Lifehacker, Mashable!, Gizmodo and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Chrome Gets 30% Speed Bump, HTML5 Functionality
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: New Chrome beta reflects bigger Google challenge
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Latest Google Chrome Beta Is “30 Percent Faster,” …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Chrome Gets a New Version. No, Not for the Mac.
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Google Loves Speed, Improves Chrome Performance Again
Azadeh Ensha / Lifehacker: Chrome Releases New Beta, Improves New Tab Page, Adds HTML5 Functionality
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google Chrome - It's a brand new beta
Randall C. Kennedy / Randall C. Kennedy's blog:
Critical Windows 7 bug risks derailing product launch — An apparent fatal flaw in the NTFS driver stack may bring Microsoft's Windows 7 impending victory parade to a grinding halt — Oh boy! It appears that Microsoft's glowing track record with Windows 7 is about to come to an abrupt and unceremonious end.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Hardware 2.0, Network World and Neowin.net
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Massive memory leak threatens to derail Windows 7 launch
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: 7 RTM vs. Vista SP1 vs. XP SP3 - Shootout, Part 1
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Windows 7 RTM contains a rather nasty chkdsk bug
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Windows 7: Tested in depth — Deserved or not, Microsoft had dug itself a cold, deep, dark hole with Windows Vista. Users demanding that Redmond extend the life of Windows XP wasn't exactly something they could be proud of, either. Bombarded by complaints and negative press …
Discussion: DailyTech, Gearlog, Softpedia News and Slashdot
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Goodbye iPod, hello iPhone — Apple passed an important milestone last quarter that nobody on Wall Street seems to have noticed: the iPod, once Apple's (AAPL) No. 1 source of revenue, fell into third place after the Mac (No. 1) and the iPhone (No. 2). — Think of Apple's business model …
Discussion: PC World, Between the Lines, Daring Fireball and 9 to 5 Mac
Todd R. Weiss / PC World: Is Apple's iPod Dying — And Does Apple Care?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: iPhone and iPod Revenue
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: The iPod is dying, long live the iPod....
Nick Lee / Google LatLong:
I didn't know that was there! — Here at Google Maps we're always looking for new ways to allow people to easily explore the world's information. Well, what could be easier than putting things right on the map? We've now added icons and labels of prominent businesses and places of interest directly on the map itself.
Discussion: PC World, TechCrunch, Search Engine Land, Pocket-lint.com and AppScout
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Maps Fills Out With More Landmarks and Points Of Interest
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Maps Plots Attractions, Points Of Interest
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Google Maps get POI icons and labels
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google Adds Businesses, Landmarks to Maps
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ninjawords: iPhone Dictionary, Censored by Apple — Two years ago I linked to a web site called Ninjawords — a fast, simple online dictionary backed by a good data source (Wiktionary). — The developers behind Ninjawords, Matchstick Software, have released an iPhone version, currently available from the App Store for just $2.
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Nick Mediati / PC World: Apple Screws Up Again, Censors iPhone Dictionary App
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: The T-Poll: Apple's iPhone App Acceptance Policy
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Censors An iPhone Dictionary
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Pangea's The Finger iPhone App is More Than Just a Gesture
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple's Censorship is Getting Ridiculous.
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Apple censors iPhone dictionary app
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: The Stupidest App Store Incident Yet: Apple Censors a Dictionary
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple rejects, censors iPhone dictionary app
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: App Store Insists Ninjawords iPhones Dictionary Remove “Objectionable …
Tom Reestman / TheAppleBlog: Oh For Pete's Sake Apple, Will You Pull Your Head Out?
John Murrell / GMSV: See if they left the definition of “asinine” in there
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Apple Rejects Dictionary App for Containing Swear Words
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Apple's new low: censoring a dictionary
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Folies: Ninjawords Dictionary Censored
Brian Heater / AppScout: F@$%: Apple Censors iPhone Dictionary
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Apple Censors One Dictionary but Not Another
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: iPhone developer revolt brewing, what can Palm learn?
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Closed Deal: WideOrbit Acquires Google Radio Assets — Google Radio, the Internet search and advertising giant's online radio ad buying service, has been sold to online ad and media management software firm WideOrbit for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was first reported by PaidContent …
Discussion: Associated Press, Screenwerk, CNET News, Softpedia News and ClickZ
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google Sells Radio Assets, Buys Video Firm
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Google sells Radio Automation business
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: Google Completes Sale of Radio Assets to WideOrbit
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google sells radio assets, in latest sign of failed offline ad strategy
Google sells radio assets, in latest sign of failed offline ad strategy
Discussion: WideOrbit and Silicon Alley Insider
Rory Maher / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Dumps Radio Assets
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Other Companies Should Have To Read This Internal Netflix Presentation — Ever since Netflix's awesome vacation policy was revealed to the public (basically, there is no policy, it's take the time you think you need), the company's work policies have been of interest to people.
Discussion: Fast Company, Hacking NetFlix and Inc.com
Tam Huynh / Ovi blog:
I love my Mac. And so does Ovi Files. — Like many of us at Nokia, I lead a double life. I'm a Thinkpad guy by day and a MacBook guy by night. — So you ask, how do you, Mister Ovi Files product manager, update that Word document you were working on until 2 am? You know, the one you forgot to copy to your USB stick?
Discussion: Nokia Conversations, jkOnTheRun, Unwired View, IntoMobile, Electricpig.co.uk, All About Symbian and Phone Scoop
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Free Nokia Ovi Files Service Adds OS X Synchronization
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Nokia Ovi Files is now Mac compatible
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Files on Ovi now works for Mac users
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Nokia Ovi recruits Macs to take on MobileMe
Ewan Spence / All About Symbian: Ovi Files Connector for Macintosh now available
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Ovi Files Connector Will Now Place Nice with Macs
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Yahoo May Terminate Microsoft Search Ad Deal if Revenue per Search Lags Google — Yahoo may quash the Microsoft search ad deal if search engine giant Google's revenue-per-search query rate is higher than both Microsoft's and Yahoo's RPS rates. Microsoft will also hire 400 Yahoo employees …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Micro-Hoo: The Details Emerge With SEC Filing
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo search will include 400+ employees
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Hiring: Microsoft to pick up 400 Yahooligans
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Here Come The Twitter Patent Lawsuits. TechRadium Files The First One. — Twitter is being sued again, and this time it isn't some angry baseball manager who doesn't like people impersonating him on the service. This time it is a little more serious. Twitter is being sued for patent infringement …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
iPhone Claims 32 Percent of Handset Industry Operating Profits — With the iPhone, Apple is doing to the handset industry what it has done to the PC industry with the Mac: Claiming an inordinate share of profits relative to revenue. — Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi estimates that Apple …
Discussion: CNET News, AppleInsider, Tech Trader Daily, MacRumors, IntoMobile, FierceWireless, The iPhone Blog, LOOPRumors and TechVi
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Report: iPhone grabs 32 percent of smartphone profit
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Kind of the Microsoft of SmartPhones?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple's Share of Cellphone Industry Profit Estimated at 32% for First Half of 2009
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Analyst: iPhone claims 32% of mobile industry profits for 1H 2009, oh really?
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple accounts for 32% of handset industry profits
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Apple makes 32% of all phone profits
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
Hot Story to Has-Been: Tracking News via Cyberspace — Like a lot of new ideas, Media Cloud started with a long-running argument among friends. Ethan Zuckerman and a handful of his colleagues at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School found themselves in endless disputes …
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0 and Doc Searls Weblog
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Palm's Pre Is Trying to Live Up to the Hype — Wall Street is reducing forecasts for Sprint's sales of the smartphone. That doesn't bode well for Palm as it works to sign up new carriers for Pre — Palm's road to a comeback is hitting a few speed bumps.
Discussion: PreCentral.net and PalmAddicts
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: BusinessWeek - Palm's Pre Is Trying to Live Up to the Hype
Marianne Schultz / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
Banned App Store Developer Had Been Trying to Auction Off Business — Yesterday we reported on a MobileCrunch story about developer Khalid Shaikh, whose developer status was terminated by Apple over third-party intellectual property complaints, resulting in the removal of all of his apps from the App Store.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
T-Mobile myTouch 3G storming retail stores today for $199.99 on contract — You knew good and well this day was coming, but if you're sick and tired of lusting after your proactive neighbor's myTouch 3G, today's your lucky day. The highly customizable HTC handset will be widely available starting …
Discussion: Business Wire, Silicon Alley Insider, GigaOM, GPS Obsessed, Electronista, The Toybox, DSLreports, DailyTech, Boy Genius Report, Ubergizmo and MobileCrunch
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Short Lines For New Google Phone
Andrew Nusca / The Toybox: T-Mobile myTouch 3G available today for $199.99
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: T-Mobile myTouch 3G Now Available in Stores
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Get your T-Mobile myTouch 3G today, $199.99
Matt Burns / MobileCrunch: myTouch 3G now available in T-Mobile stores
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay to be Traded on NASDAQ — Ever since Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced that it would acquire The Pirate Bay and turn it into a legal file-sharing site, exact details on what will happen after the sale is completed have been scarce. — TorrentFreak spoke with GGF's CEO Hans Pandeya …
Discussion: paidContent, Mashable!, p2pnet and Music Ally
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Pirate Bay Bidder Dreams Of Floating On Nasdaq
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Want to Buy Stock in The Pirate Bay? It Could Happen
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: Today's nutty Pirate Bay story: Nasdaq listing plans
Staska / Unwired View:
RIM files for hybrid capacitive/ resistive Blackberry touchscreen patent — In the minds of hardcore touch phone fans the answer about which - resistive or capacitive - touchscreen technology is better, is already answered. And the clear winner is capacitive screen.
Discussion: SlashGear, Liliputing, IntoMobile, Phone Arena, Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Chris Davies / SlashGear: RIM develop hybrid capacitive/resistive touchscreen
Donald Melanson / Engadget Mobile: RIM patent filing reveals hybrid capacitive / resistive touchscreens
Danny Allen / Gizmodo: RIM Patents Hybrid Capacitive-Resistive Screen
Wall Street Journal:
What Does KUTGW Mean? — The confusion has given rise to a number of resources that provide English translations for terms like WRUD ("What are you doing?") and TTYL ("Talk to you later")—among them independent Web sites like NetLingo.com and UrbanDictionary.com and corporate ones like LG Mobile Phones' DTXTR.com.
Discussion: Glass House
TomTom iPhone pricing leaked — Please support our Hardware and Software advertiser: Programming Forums — How much for an iPhone-powered TomTom satnav? That's the question that has been on the lips of many an iPhone user ever since TomTom announced it was developing a version …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors iPhone Blog, Edible Apple, iLounge and Gadget Lab
Charles Starrett / iLounge: App Mix: TomTom, Pac-Man, Q*Bert, GoPayment
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: TomTom GPS Car Kit for iPhone Could Cost $200
Rich Jaroslovsky / Bloomberg:
Yang Is Gorilla in Room on Yahoo-Microsoft: Rich Jaroslovsky — Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) — Wall Street is jeering Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz for the deal she cut with Microsoft Corp. last week. The blame is misplaced. — Yahoo shares plummeted 12 percent …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
WSJ's New Policy: Won't Take Herd Embargoes — The Wall Street Journal has a new policy for its editorial staff, we have learned: it will not accept embargoes for stories, but will take exclusives if handed to them. We have confirmed the policy from various sources, although a WSJ spokesman told us …
Discussion: BloggingStocks, AppScout, MediaFile, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and LEWIS 360°, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Elizabeth Harrow / BloggingStocks: Can Sony's new e-reader compete with Amazon.com's Kindle?
Brian Heater / AppScout: Report: Wall Street Journal Abandons Embargoes
Paul Thomasch / MediaFile: Microsoft-Yahoo provide a closer look at ad deal
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: WSJ Embargoes Embargoes — It's been eight months since …
Morgan McLintic / LEWIS 360°: WSJ's new embargo policy
New in Labs: Hide labels, see subject lines on netbooks — Some time ago I bought a netbook. It's perfect in terms of portability, weight and space usage, but the natural drawback is the size of the screen. It's so small that sometimes I find it hard to read the subjects of emails in my inbox.
Discussion: Liliputing, TechCrunch, Download Squad, Lifehacker and GottaBeMobile.com
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Want to see GMail subjects instead of tons of labels? Hide 'em in labs
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Remove Labels from Gmail for Smaller Screens
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: GMail Tweaks Labels for Small Screens