Back in November, we mentioned that Winamp might shut down by year’s end. We also said Microsoft might buy Winamp and Shoutcast but now we’re hearing news that Radionomy will acquire the two. TechChrunch shares that Winamp will be purchased by Radionomy. The latter will then be able to take advantage of Winamp’s access to 60,000 stations, 60 audio and video format playback, 6,000 add-ons, and more.
Winamp is currently available in 16 languages and Radionomy might make good use of that.
Nothing has been confirmed yet but AOL is believed to be receiving $5 to $10 million from digital audio business Radionomy. That’s cheap because AOL paid Nullsoft for Shoutcast and Winamp $80 million some 14 years ago.
Winamp and Shoutcast won’t shut down (maybe not just yet). We’ll see what Radionomy is going to do with the pair.
< Source: TechCrunch >