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Back in July we wrote about the phenomenon of independent developers contributing much-needed features to Joost, such as a frequently updated programming guide and a browser-based interface built in Flash. Well, one such project, Hal Schechner’s OnTheTube — the programming guide that helps Joost beta testers […]

Back in July we wrote about the phenomenon of independent developers contributing much-needed features to Joost, such as a frequently updated programming guide and a browser-based interface built in Flash.

Well, one such project, Hal Schechner’s OnTheTube — the programming guide that helps Joost beta testers create customized channels and RSS feeds out of Joost’s some 238 channels and 10,298 programs — has been acquired by Joost, according to the blog JoostTeam (which is not affiliated with Joost, the company).

Schechner, the one-man-band behind OnTheToob, will reportedly start work at Joost tomorrow. OnTheToob — which previously subsisted on Google and Amazon ads — currently looks the same as ever, without confirmation of the acquisition.

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  4. [...] Liz Gannes over at NewTeeVee has written about this. Why’s this important? [...]

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  5. [...] has acquired one-man-startup OnTheToob, a programming guide developed especially for the much-hyped Internet TV service. The guide helps [...]

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  6. Wired got confirmation of the news from Joost PR

    http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/09/confirmed-joost.html

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  7. [...] has acquired one-man-startup OnTheToob, a programming guide developed especially for the much-hyped Internet TV service. The guide helps [...]

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  8. [...] downloadable client, following the company’s acquisition of third-party index site OnTheToob. The web site will not, however, include much in the way of video — as some people have been [...]

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