Google raises stakes in video, acquires Episodic

Search giant buys San Francisco online video platform start-up. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Episodic, a San Francisco online video platform start-up, has been acquired by Google, the privately held company said Friday on its blog.

Terms of the deal were not released. The company said new sign-ups of its service are being suspended during the transition but that existing customers won't be affected.

As Google continues to raise its game around YouTube, it's only natural that a company like Episodic--which focuses on things like analytics, content management, monetization, mobile, and syndication--would be appealing to the search and ad giant.

Read more of "Google raises stakes in video, acquires Episodic" at ZDNet.

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    Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.

     

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