---- AOL Acquires Internet video search pioneer Truveo, Inc.
christopher_w - 10:45 pm on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yeah Brett - it might even go a step further. I came across this article today on MarketWatch - apparently Google was very interested in Truveo:
This is from Dec. 20, 2005 on MarketWatch by Bambi:
As Wall Street focuses on how an AOL and Google merger might drive advertising dollars to their current search-results pages, one startup is stealthily creating and improving upon the next search frontier--video search. Truveo is a 12-person-staff-of-engineers startup focused solely on getting millions of online video clips tagged, organized and searchable on the Web. "We want to be the Google for video," said Tim Tuttle, the CEO of Truveo and a former researcher at MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and at Lucent Bell Labs, in a recent interview....
It's rumored that Google and InterActiveCorp are interested in acquiring Truveo. In its quest to monopolize and corner the market on engineers, Google has made plenty of acquisitions of technology companies.
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