Yep, dat leest je goed: NullSoft is overgenomen door Amerika Onlijn. AGN 3D brengt het nieuws:
Yup you heard me right, AOL went on a buying spree recently and purchaced NullSoft, the fine fellows who make WinAMP. Sigh, man, I thought NullSoft would have gone public on their own... *DING* You have MP3's.... [break]Update: ik heb de press release gevonden bij Yahoo. Hier heb je meer info:[/break] America Online, Inc. (NYSE:AOL - news), the world leader in branded interactive services, today announced that it has acquired two leaders in Internet music -- Spinner Networks, Inc. and Nullsoft, Inc., developer of the Winamp and SHOUTcast brands.
The Company said that these acquisitions will extend its leadership in Internet music both now and into the future by making next-generation music features available to consumers of all its brands, providing a wide range of new audio and other applications and functionality to its partners, and helping to develop key music capabilities for AOL Anywhere devices and broadband initiatives in the future.
The Company said it will use the Spinner and Nullsoft technologies and programming to enable consumers to play all leading formats of Internet music.
In addition to building the Spinner, Winamp and SHOUTcast brands, America Online will also create custom-branded music services for the AOL, AOL.COM, CompuServe, Netcenter and ICQ brands, and offer live and Internet-only radio, sporting and other public events, and downloadable music, along with directory, search, commerce, and community features.