Joost Acquires OnTheToob

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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