What Google Really Wants From On2 Deal

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – At the end of business last Friday, Google announced it had completed the transaction to acquire On2 Technologies, the maker of Web video encoding software and codecs, for a deal that was finally valued at $124.6 million. On2 was a small company that was, in recent quarters, losing small amounts of money. It was attempting to become lucrative at some point through the licensing of a new generation of its VPx codec platform -- called "VP8" -- announced way back in the fall of 2008. Customers were supposed to have included Move Networks and Skype. (General)