Joost has reportedly acquired OnTheToob, which is a programming guide keeping users up to date on Joost’s Internet television shows.
Created by a Joost beta user, there are pre-determined RSS feeds as well as customized channels and RSS feeds for Joost’s 238 channels and 10,000+ programs. It’s speculated that OnTheToob’s deal with Joost will result in the company being fully integrated into Joost as one of its native features. While this acquisition has not been confirmed by Joost, it’s expected that OnTheToob’s creator, Hal Schechner, will begin work at Joost tomorrow.
Joost is clearly looking to the developer community for creating other features for its users, as it’s recently released its API to encourage more widget options to be created.Joost, OnTheToob, Internet Television, Online Channel, RSS, Feed, Corporate News, Deals, Acquisition