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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Google Acquired Omnisio For YouTube Enhancement

image Omnisio, a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California, announced that they’ve been acquired by Google and will soon be joining the YouTube team. Omnisio is a company that improves users online video experience and is backed by Y Combinator. Omnisio has created the world's first platform for building rich applications with video.

Below is an announcement by Ryan, Julian and Simon, Co-founders of Omnisio on Omnisio blog regarding this acquisition :

“Together we’ll apply what we’ve learned about the space, and we’ll work to develop innovative products and features for the YouTube community. We believe we’ve only scratched the surface in terms of what’s possible with online video, and we are really looking forward to taking the video viewing — and creating — experience to the next level.

Since launching publicly in March, we at Omnisio have been thrilled to engage with our early community and build innovative applications that push the envelope of online video.  We’ve been continually surprised by the creative and interesting stuff our users have built on the Omnisio platform - from hilarious video compilations, to witty (and yes sometimes over the top) in-video comments, to informative presentations with slides synced with video.  The enthusiastic adoption of our tools has exceeded our wildest expectations.”

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