Winamp

  • AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast For $5-10M To Radionomy, Takes 12% Stake In Belgian Digital Audio Startup

    AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast For $5-10M To Radionomy, Takes 12% Stake In Belgian Digital Audio Startup

    Returning from the brink of death, music services Winamp and Shoutcast are now officially with a new owner: Digital audio business Radionomy has acquired the both media player and radio platform from AOL. We understand that it is a cash and share deal, worth between $5 million and $10 million, with AOL taking a 12% stake of Radionomy in the process. Read More

  • AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

    AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

    Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They are not being bought by Microsoft, as we had heard when we first reported news of a sale. The properties are instead being acquired by Radionomy — an international aggregator of online… Read More

  • AOL Finalizing Talks To Sell Winamp And Shoutcast, No Shutdown Expected On Dec. 20

    AOL Finalizing Talks To Sell Winamp And Shoutcast, No Shutdown Expected On Dec. 20

    AOL is finalizing negotiations to sell off Winamp and Shoutcast in a deal that would allow both products to live on, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The company (which owns TechCrunch) announced last month that as of December 20, Winamp web services would shut down and that the desktop version of the video and music player would no longer be available for download. Read More

  • Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

    Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

    Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed… Read More

  • After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

    After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

    If you had a PC and you listened to MP3s in the late 90s, chances are you managed your playlists with Winamp. Since then, Nullsoft sold Winamp to AOL (the parent company of TechCrunch) for $80 million and online music has changed quite a bit, but there was always something reassuring about the fact that Winamp was still hanging in there. So much for that. Winamp is shutting down. The website… Read More

  • How AOL Squandered WinAmp

    How AOL Squandered WinAmp

    It’s always nice to plop down to a big bowl of hot dog food and read about how the company you work for (ostensibly and/or on paper) squandered one of the most recognizable brands in PC history. As you’ll recall, the turn of the century was a time of great confusion. iTunes hadn’t yet rolled over the media space and these new M-P-3 files* were quite popular yet no one knew how… Read More

  • The Future Is Here: DoubleTwist Brings Wireless Sync To Android For Music, Photos & Video

    The Future Is Here: DoubleTwist Brings Wireless Sync To Android For Music, Photos & Video

    Earlier today, Winamp released a new version of its Android application that allowed users to sync their music wirelessly with their Windows desktop (disclosure: Winamp and TechCrunch are both owned by AOL). It’s a great feature, but in the race to become the ‘iTunes of Android’, another contender may already be about to lap Winamp. We’ve been tracking DoubleTwist and… Read More

  • Winamp Wants To Be The iTunes Of Android; Now Out Of Beta With Wireless Sync

    Winamp Wants To Be The iTunes Of Android; Now Out Of Beta With Wireless Sync

    Today Winamp for Android is coming out of beta, a month after its initial launch and more than 500,000 downloads later. The public Android release lets you manage your music downloads on your Android and will offer a couple new features, including wireless syncing over WiFi with Winamp on your desktop computer and the addition of Shoutcast radio stations. (Both Winamp and Shoutcast are owned… Read More