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.
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Google bolsters its video with On2 buy
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
Olaf de Senerpont Domis / Dealscape: Google's video star
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google: You Buy Some, You Sell Some
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Google buys videotech firm On2, but YouTube costs aren't as high as rumored
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Video Compression Specialists On2
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Platform Jackpot! …
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Google Picks Up On2 for $106.5M
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Acquires On2 Technologies
Brian Heater / PC Magazine: Google Buys On2, Web Video Codecs
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.
Discussion: Electronista, CNET News, Guardian, Mashable!, Gadgetell, Online Video Watch, The Register, TVover.net, Softpedia News, Ars Technica, Macworld, Marc's Voice, alarm:clock and DailyFinance
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Google backs out of radio, buys video firm for $100m
Ben Homer / Online Video Watch: Google Picks up On2 on the Cheap
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google to buy video compression technology outfit On2
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google may take aim at Web video standards with On2 purchase
Grant Gross / Macworld: Google to buy On2 Technologies
Anthony Massucci / DailyFinance: Google to buy On2 Technologies for $106.5 million
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Watch Out, Flash; Google Buys On2
Watch Out, Flash; Google Buys On2
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area: Google Deal Boosts YouTube in Battle with Adobe
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: Computerworld, Google Watch, BetaNews, The Official Google Blog, Between the Lines, InformationWeek, ExtremeTech, The Download Blog, TechCrunch, Softpedia News, Web Browsers, Gadgetell, Download Squad, Mashable!, CNET News and Technologizer, Thanks:atul
Jason Cross / Computerworld: New Google Chrome Beta - More Speed, Features
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Google Chrome 3 continues to accelerate even as it adopts themes
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google Chrome Gets Faster, Learns HTML 5
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech: Chrome Beta Boosts Performance by 30 Percent
Stephen Shankland / The Download Blog: New Chrome beta reflects bigger Google challenge
Vygantas Lipskas / Web Browsers: Google Loves Speed, Improves Chrome Performance Again
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Google Chrome add some Bing
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Google launches Chrome gallery
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Chrome Gets a New Version. No, Not for the Mac.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Gets 30% Speed Bump, HTML5 Functionality
Google Chrome Gets 30% Speed Bump, HTML5 Functionality
Discussion: AppScout, Electronista and TechCrunch
Michael Muchmore / AppScout: New Chrome Beta Adds Themes, Speed, and HTML 5 Video
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Latest Google Chrome Beta Is “30 Percent Faster,” …
About the Mac OS X v10.5.8 Update — The Mac OS X v10.5.8 Update is recommended for Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard users and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit this website.
Discussion: Macworld, TechCrunch, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, Boy Genius Report, TidBITS, Redmond Pie, The iPhone Blog, TheAppleBlog, The Mac Observer, blogs.chron.com, Security Watch, MacRumors, Support, MacFixIt, Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Dan Moren / Macworld: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.8
Slash Lane / AppleInsider: Apple releases Mac OSX 10.5.8 update
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Mac OS 10.5.8 is out. Go get 'er
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: OS X 10.5.8 now available via Software Update
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Fixes Bugs, Plugs Security Holes
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie: Download Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple Releases Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Releases OS X 10.5.8 Update
Dwight / blogs.chron.com: Mac OS X 10.5.8 is out — Apple has released an update to Mac OS X Leopard.
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Apple Releases Large OS X Security Fix
Topher Kessler / MacFixIt: Apple releases OS X Leopard 10.5.8 Update
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 Out Now
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Mac OS X 10.5.8 released
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 …
Discussion: PC World, Engadget, Electronista, TechSpot, CNET News, EverythingiCafe, MobileCrunch, IntoMobile, The iPhone Blog, Sample the Web and The Mac Observer
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Is iPhone 3GS 8GB Coming Soon?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget: Apple phasing out iPhone 3G in favor of 8GB 3GS?
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple readying $99 iPhone 3GS?
David Carnoy / CNET News: Is a $99 iPhone 3GS coming soon?
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Apple To Launch 8GB iPhone 3GS, Possibly Replace iPhone 3G?
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?
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: Why I think the $99 8GB iPhone 3GS rumors are true
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: iPhone Savior, AppleInsider, EverythingiCafe, iLounge, TUAW, MacRumors iPhone Blog, GPS Obsessed and Edible Apple
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: TomTom Pricing for iPhone May Be A Buzz Killer
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: TomTom GPS for iPhone Pricing Leaked
Charles Starrett / iLounge: App Mix: TomTom, Pac-Man, Q*Bert, GoPayment
Dave Caolo / TUAW: TomTom for iPhone pricing leaked
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
A killer Windows 7 bug? Sorry, no — The blogosphere is abuzz over a newly publicized bug in Windows 7. I read about it yesterday on Chris123NT's blog, where it was described as a “critical bug in Windows 7 RTM.” The story picked up momentum today when InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy …
Discussion: Technologizer, CNET News, Neowin.net and Gizmodo
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Windows 7: Already Buggy?
Ina Fried / CNET News: Windows 7 bug likely not a ‘showstopper’
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net: Windows 7 testers to get free copy from tomorrow
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Windows 7 Has an Obscure OS-Crashing Memory Bug
Randall C. Kennedy / Randall C. Kennedy's blog:
Critical Windows 7 bug risks derailing product launch
Critical Windows 7 bug risks derailing product launch
Discussion: BetaNews, Neowin.net, CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo and Network World
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Testers claim discovery of serious CHKDSK bug in Windows 7 RTM build
Tom Warren / Neowin.net: Windows 7 RTM contains a rather nasty chkdsk bug
Ina Fried / CNET News: Users start to get final Windows 7 this week
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac: Massive memory leak threatens to derail Windows 7 launch
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Windows 7 Review: You Can Quit Complaining Now
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 …
Discussion: TechFlash, Electronista, EveryJoe, Gadget Lab, techblog.dallasnews.com, Geek In Disguise, WMPoweruser.com, WMExperts, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, I4U News and Engadget
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft's Zune HD wins fans
Robin Parrish / EveryJoe: Net pundits drool over Zune HD
Dylan F. Tweney / Gadget Lab: Hands-On With the Zune HD
Victor Godinez / techblog.dallasnews.com: Cnet previews Zune HD, say's it looks awesome
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Zune HD knocks off at least one pair of socks
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Zune HD Brief Hands-On Review Raves
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld and Threat Level
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Emergency alert provider sues Twitter over patents
David Kravets / Threat Level: Lawsuit: Twitter Method Infringes Patents — Update
Randy McIlwain / NBC Bay Area:
HP's Huge Salary Cuts Forcing Out Old EDS Employees — When Information Technology came of age, Ross Perot's EDS was among the world leaders. Ask almost anyone at the Plano based company, they'll tell you there was pride that went with employment there and that hard work was rewarded with good salaries and benefits.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Dallas Morning News
Victor Godinez / Dallas Morning News: EDS workers face more pay cuts
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 …
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ballmer's Yahoo! bullishness hides Bing brand play
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft to hire 400 Yahoo workers, pay Yahoo $150 million
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Dealscape: Hiring: Microsoft to pick up 400 Yahooligans
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
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: Macworld, Between the Lines and 9 to 5 Mac
Todd R. Weiss / Macworld: Is Apple's iPod dying? Does Apple care?
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: CNET News, Search Engine Watch, GPS Obsessed, PC World, Search Engine Land and TechCrunch
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google Maps gets more landmarks, points of interest
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Maps Adds Points of Interest, Needs Some Tweaking
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Maps Plots Attractions, Points Of Interest
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google Maps Fills Out With More Landmarks and Points Of Interest
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: internetnews.com, Ars Technica, PC World, Computerworld, DailyTech, Gearlog and Softpedia News
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Windows 7 testers get e-mail about tomorrow's free copy
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft takes Windows 7 RTM public on Thursday
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Windows 7 RTM Gets Benchmarked, Results Are Mixed
Esten Hurtle / Gearlog: Windows 7 On The Toshiba mini NB205-N210 Netbook
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Stats Confirm It: Teens Don't Tweet — If you're under 25 and use Twitter, you're not the source of the site's tremendous growth. While we recently questioned the findings of a largely anecdotal report from Morgan Stanley written by a 15 year old, Nielsen has now produced figures that confirm the trend: young people don't Tweet.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Nielsen: Kids really don't use Twitter
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: CHART OF THE DAY: Kids Snub Twitter
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Do Teens Tweet? — Yeah, yeah, yeah—I'm sure we can all name …
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / The SiliconANGLE: Teens WILL Tweet: Give Them a Minute
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.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds New Way to Share Web Content Without Leaving the Page — When Facebook launched the Open Stream API a few months back, it enabled app developers to read and publish to the stream for the first time. That, in turn, has led to a variety of stream publishing applications.
Discussion: All Facebook, TechCrunch, Facebook Developers and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook's Open Stream API Grows Stronger
Yariv Sadan / Facebook Developers: Streamlining the Open Stream APIs
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Coming Soon: Update Facebook Pages from Desktop Apps
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: PC World, mocoNews, CNET News, Tech Trader Daily, MacNN, AppleInsider, IntoMobile, FierceWireless and MacRumors
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News: Report: iPhone grabs 32 percent of smartphone profit
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Kind of the Microsoft of SmartPhones?
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits
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
Eight New Startups Pop Out Of The LaunchBox — Washington DC based LaunchBox Digital, an early stage investment firm and incubator founded in 2007 by John McKinley, Sean Green, and Julius Genachowski (now the new head of the FCC and divested from LaunchBox), just wrapped up its second annual 12-week program.
Discussion: SOMEWHAT FRANK and Great Falls Ventures
Frank Gruber / SOMEWHAT FRANK: LaunchBox09 Demo Day Shares 8 New Start-ups
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: jkOnTheRun, Nokia Conversations, Unwired View, Electricpig.co.uk and IntoMobile
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Free Nokia Ovi Files Service Adds OS X Synchronization
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Nokia Ovi Files is now Mac compatible
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: Nokia Ovi recruits Macs to take on MobileMe
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Files on Ovi now works for Mac users
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: IntoMobile, Electronista, Liliputing, Phone Arena, SlashGear and CrunchGear
Chris Davies / SlashGear: RIM develop hybrid capacitive/resistive touchscreen
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: RIM readying combo resistive-capacitive touchscreen?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Tumblr Takes Over World: 255,000,000 Pageviews in July — Simple blogging site Tumblr will reveal its July stats later today, along with a claim that it is “taking over the world”. — The site served 255 million pageviews in July, according to directly measured stats by third party analytics firm Quantcast.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Tumblr Staff and Gawker
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Oh No, They Didn't? Tumblr Launches a “TumbleUpon” Toolbar.
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Blog-War Revenge of Brooklyn's Hipsters
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Chinese teenager beaten to death in internet addiction clinic — His parents hoped their teenage son would be home in a month, cured of his addiction to the internet. They never thought that within 10 hours of taking him to an addiction clinic they would receive a telephone call notifying them that he was dead.
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, Inc.com and Hacking NetFlix
Brooke Crothers / Bits:
Google's Android Jumps to the Living Room — MIPS Technologies, a microprocessor design firm, is trying to push Google's Android software beyond mobile phones into the living room. — Though Android was developed originally as an operating system for smartphones, computer makers quickly started toying …
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent, MIPS Technologies and GigaOM
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google's Android Is Moving Into The Digital Home
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Android: Coming Soon to a Picture Frame Near You
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever — Related Issues: Locational Privacy, Privacy — Over the next decade, systems which create and store digital records of people's movements through public space will be woven inextricably into the fabric of everyday life.
Discussion: Threat Level and p2pnet
David Kravets / Threat Level: Digitized Stalking Is the New World Order