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|Type of site||Podcast publishing and aggregation|
|Owner||Sonic Mountain, Inc.|
|Created by||Evan Williams,|
Odeo is a directory and search destination website for RSS syndicated audio & video. It used to contain tools that enabled users to create, record, and share podcasts with a simple Adobe Flash-based interface.
Odeo was originally developed by founders Noah Glass and Evan Williams, who were previously founders of Audioblog and Pyra Labs respectively, and received funding from Charles River Ventures. Subsequently, Williams bought out Charles River's interest in the company, as well as several other investors, and reformed the organization under a new company, Obvious Corp, which planned to develop new products, including Twitter.
On September 14, 2007, Sonic Mountain announced it had acquired the technology assets of FireAnt, an RSS video aggregation website and desktop media player, with plans to incorporate the technology into the Odeo service.
On March 18, 2008, Sonic Mountain announced it had acquired Blogdigger, a search engine for blogs and RSS content, with plans to incorporate the technology into Odeo.
In June 2008, Odeo was relaunched by Sonic Mountain with a completely redesigned site and an expanded focus on search & discovery for syndicated audio and video.
- ↑ Williams, Evan (2007-02-19). "Marketplace Wanted; Web Site for Sale". EvHead.com. http://evhead.com/2007/02/marketplace-wanted-web-site-for-sale.asp. Retrieved 2007-02-19.
- ↑ Arrington, Michael (2007-05-09). "Breaking: Odeo Acquired By SonicMountain". TechCrunch. http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/09/breaking-odeo-acquired-by-sonicmountain/. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
- ↑ Arrington, Michael (2007-09-14). "Odeo (Formerly SonicMountain) Acquires FireAnt". TechCrunch. http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/09/14/odeo-formerly-sonicmountain-acquired-fireant/. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- ↑ MacManus, Richard (2008-03-18). "Exclusive: Blogdigger Acquired by Odeo". ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/blogdigger_acquired_by_odeo.php. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
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