CNET’s News.com is reporting that Microsoft is sizing up Los Angeles-based Revver, an online video sharing web site, as a potential acquisition target. The article also cited San Diego-based DivX as another potential acquirer.
News.com also turned its attention yesterday to San Diego-based Veoh Networks, and issues over copyrighted material on the site. The firm relaunched its site last week, but has been running since 2005. (I spoke with Dmitry Shapiro, the founder of Veoh, in December of 2005).
Los Angeles-based Revver, San Diego-based firms Veoh, eefoof, and Vmix, along with a slew of other companies are all trying to figure out where they fit after the acquisition of YouTube. Firms here might have more connections into the media industry (Veoh is backed by Michael Eisner, Revver’s investors include Comcast Interactive and Turner Broadcasting), but this is a crowded space ripe for some consolidation.