Via Techcrunch and YNetNews, there's a bunch of rumors and speculation that the Tel Aviv company, MetaCafe is about to be acquired for $200 million. Interestingly enough the company in speculation to acquire MetaCafe is CBS. If you can remember, CBS just went on and on about how their ratings were helped by YouTube just a few weeks ago.
These rumors were swirling right around the Google / YouTube (GooTube, GoogTube) acquisition, but apparently lost steam until now. The smaller version of Goo-Tube is not as well known by the masses, however, prior to all the GooTube love, it was bigger than YouTube a while ago. MetaCafe is loved by the more "indie" masses. A lot of bloggers in the scifi comunities, forum writers and fan sites gush over MetaCafe, so as you can tell it has an entirely different sort of audience and community than YouTube.
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