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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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Acquires Video Compression Specialists On2
Brian Heater / PC Magazine: Google Buys On2, Web Video Codecs
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople: Google Picks Up On2 for $106.5M
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Buys Video Compression Concern On2 for $106.5M
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google Acquires On2 Technologies
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Acquiring Video Compression Company On2
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 Plesser / Beet.TV: Google Acquires ON2, Video Encoding Company
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Jumps On2 Video Compression; Sends Google Radio into a WideOrbit
John Murrell / GMSV: Feeling expansive, Google buys video compression outfit
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Google acquire On2 video compression specialists
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
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google to buy video compression technology outfit On2
Grant Gross / Macworld: Google to buy On2 Technologies
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Google To Acquire Video Compression Developer On2 For $106.5 Million
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Google's On2 Acquisition Could Revolutionize The Video Industry
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM: Google: You Buy Some, You Sell Some
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 …
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Zune HD Brief Hands-On Review Raves
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Zune HD Sounds Like a Winner - If it Had Been Announced in August 2007
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Cnet Zune Hands On - Positive
James Lewin / Podcasting News: The Zune HD: “Worth The Wait”
Ted Wallingford / Signal to Noise: Why does Microsoft still insist on using crummy brand names?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Zune HD gets a once-over — so far, so good
Ross Miller / Engadget: Zune HD dock and remote hands-on
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Zune HD Finally Shows Its Stuff
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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Latest Google Chrome Beta Is “30 Percent Faster,” …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Chrome Gets a New Version. No, Not for the Mac.
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google Chrome - It's a brand new beta
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....
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 $2.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Censors An iPhone Dictionary
John Biggs / MobileCrunch: Apple censors iPhone dictionary app
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: The Stupidest App Store Incident Yet: Apple Censors a Dictionary
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget Mobile: Apple's new low: censoring a dictionary
John Murrell / GMSV: See if they left the definition of “asinine” in there
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple rejects, censors iPhone dictionary app
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: App Store Insists Ninjawords iPhones Dictionary Remove “Objectionable …
Tom Reestman / TheAppleBlog: Oh For Pete's Sake Apple, Will You Pull Your Head Out?
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Apple Rejects Dictionary App for Containing Swear Words
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: App Store Folies: Ninjawords Dictionary Censored
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Apple Censors One Dictionary but Not Another
Brian Heater / AppScout: F@$%: Apple Censors iPhone Dictionary
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net: iPhone developer revolt brewing, what can Palm learn?
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Bad Apple? — By keeping tight-fisted control over its products …
Bad Apple? — By keeping tight-fisted control over its products …
James A. Martin / Computerworld: Google Voice for iPhone: Missing in Action
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
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Updated plist suggests new Apple device “iProd” coming soon — An updated USBConfiguration.plist in the most recent version of iPhone OS 3.1 beta offers compelling evidence that Apple has continued development on an unknown device, referred to as “iProd,” that was first discovered in March.
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Ian Paul / PC World: Apple's Mysterious iProd Gets an Upgrade
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Apple to announce the iProd1,1, iProd0,1
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: iProd 1,1 Once Again Seen in iPhone Firmware
Charles Jade / TheAppleBlog: Mystery Product Reference Found in iPhone OS Beta
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Latest iPhone OS 3.1 Beta Cites Unknown Device
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Latest iPhone 3.1 beta points to mystery product
Joe Minihane / Electricpig.co.uk: iProd: is this the Apple tablet?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iProd 1,1(Tablet?) lives inside, runs iPhone OS 3.1
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Is iProd1,1 a New iPod? Tablet? Something Else?
Spanner Spencer / www.pocketgamer.biz: iProd reference found in 3.0.1 firmware
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?
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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
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: Softpedia News, Gearlog and Slashdot
The Big Lead:
ESPN's Memo on Social Networking: Smells Like They're Cooking Up Some Changes — The kind folks at ESPN PR just passed along - without us even asking! - ESPN's ‘additional guidelines for social networking.’ The rules are printed after the jump. Guess our homework tonight is to find out why this initiative was kick-started now?
Discussion: Contentinople, PC World, Jon Burg's Future Visions, NPR Blogs and CNET News
Erin Barker / Contentinople: News Bits: Microsoft to Hire 400 Yahoos
Jared Newman / PC World: ESPN Muscles in on Staff Tweets
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Marines, NFL in assault on Twitter, Facebook?
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Some tweets now of out bounds at ESPN
Some tweets now of out bounds at ESPN
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Richard Sandomir / New York Times: ESPN Limits Social Networking
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: ESPN Tells Employees They Can Only Tweet About ESPN
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report: ESPN Releases New Twitter/Facebook Policy, Tries to Control Reporter Socnet Content
William Smith / Examiner: ESPN limits tweets, NFL player fined
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 …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple's Share of Cellphone Industry Profit Estimated at 32% for First Half of 2009
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Kind of the Microsoft of SmartPhones?
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Report: Apple accounts for 32% of handset industry profits
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Analyst: iPhone claims 32% of mobile industry profits for 1H 2009, oh really?
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits
Randall Bennett / TechVi: Apple makes 32% of all phone profits
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.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach — Blames firm that runs store's backend ops; no details on what was accessed, when or how — Computerworld - Mozilla shuttered its online store late Tuesday after finding out that the firm it hired to run the backend operations …
Gregg Keizer / Macworld: Mozilla patches three public Firefox bugs
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Store Vendor Security Breach
Mozilla Store Vendor Security Breach
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Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Data breach forces Mozilla to shut down online store
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Mozilla Store Breached
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: VentureBeat, Screenwerk, WideOrbit, Associated Press, CNET News, Softpedia News and ClickZ
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Google sells radio assets, in latest sign of failed offline ad strategy
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
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 …
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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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: TeleNav GPS Navigator comes to T-Mobile's myTouch 3G
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 …
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 …
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Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: WSJ Embargoes Embargoes — It's been eight months since …
Paul Thomasch / MediaFile: Microsoft-Yahoo provide a closer look at ad deal
Morgan McLintic / LEWIS 360°: WSJ's new embargo policy
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: Doc Searls Weblog
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 …
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: Mashable!, p2pnet and Music Ally
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: IntoMobile, SlashGear, 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
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 …
Discussion: TechFlash, BetaNews, Search Engine Land, CNET News and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo search will include 400+ employees
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Micro-Hoo: The Details Emerge With SEC Filing
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Yahoo has escape clause in Microsoft search deal
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
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Open-Xchange Tries To Liberate Your Contact List — Hear that? It's the sound of servers in Switzerland sucking down information from social networking sites. — Open-Xchange, an open-source e-mail and collaboration software maker, has set up a test Web site that allows people to pull …
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: Electronista, MacRumors iPhone Blog, EverythingiCafe and GigaOM
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog: 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