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Breaking: Performancing and PayPerPost part ways

January 8, 2007

                                 

After all the give and take and the confusion around what goes and what is left behind, the deal between Performancing and PayPerPost has been called off.

After much discussion, we’ve decided that the deal proposed by PayPerPost just isnt right for us or our community. It’s regrettable that we should part ways as I still feel that Dan and Ted are stand up guys breaking new ground, but in the end, the deal was just not right for them or us.

The blogging software will continued to be called ScribeFire. Catch more details on Performancing site.

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Performancing
PayPerPost

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Google gets Youtube

October 9, 2006

Google has finally announced acquisition of Youtube for $1.65 billion in stock. According to Google press center Youtube will continue to operate independently.

“The YouTube team has built an exciting and powerful media platform that complements Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” said Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer of Google.  “Our companies share similar values; we both always put our users first and are committed to innovating to improve their experience. Together, we are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers.”

All Youtube employees will be retained and YouTube will continue to be based in San Bruno, CA.

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Google Press Release

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New Media deals for the day

October 9, 2006

 

Although there isn’t any confirmation about the Google and Youtube deal, either company still went ahead and signed deals with major media companies. 

YoutubeYoutube signed a deal with Universal in where it will make available thousands of Universal’s videos and songs to its users to create content mashups. Youtube previously had singed similar deal with the Warner Music. Youtube also signed a deal with CBS where its users will have access to CBS videos by this month. CBS will also be trying out Youtube’s new advanced content identification technology that will allow CBS to protect its intellectual property by identifying and locating copyrighted CBS content on Youtube.

 

Google signed deal with Warner Music to provide its users the ability to stream Warner Music video collection. The videos will be made available either in an ad-supported revenue sharing format or can be purchased online for download. Users will be able to watch and download videos from Google Video site later this month while ad-supported content will be made available in few months through the Google Adsense network. As in the Youtube-Universal deal, Google users will also be able to create content mashups from by including Warner Music content. Google’s second deal is with BMG Music where it will provide streaming content from BMG’s music video collection for free. This deal also goes into effect this month.

 

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