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One Less Thing for Flash to Worry About

Move Networks has hit the wall running taking over $90 million in investments from Microsoft and Cisco

Move Networks, a once-promising adaptive bit-rate video streaming house whose pricey plug-in-based technology was used at least briefly by Fox.com and ABC.com, has hit the wall running taking over $90 million in investments from Microsoft and Cisco, Hummer Winblad, Comcast, Benchmark Capital and Steamboat Ventures and Televista with it.

Officially it's looking for a buyer after failing to raise another $20 million. Staff has been laid off and its CEO, former DirecTV COO Roxanne Austin, is gone, replaced by its biz dev guy.

We mention this in passing because not only was Move a potential rival to the now technically caught-up Silverlight and Apple-snubbed Flash, it was started in 2000 by Novell co-founder Drew Major, NetWare's lead developer and architect. Major, as far as we know, is still a Cisco Fellow doing video things. Funny that Novell's up for sale at the same time.

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