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OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

OnLive details restructure as HTC loses $40m investment

A wave of confusion surrounded OnLive over the weekend, with employees reportedly being let go from the company. Soon after it was announced that OnLive had been acquired by another company, with details now emerging that the company will trade using OnLive's name, with all assets having been transferred over except shares and staff. Some employees will be hired back, but over half will be left without a job as a result of the transaction.

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Ex-OnLive employee claims half of workforce laid off

Ex-OnLive employee claims half of workforce laid off

Friday was something of a whirlwind day for the employees and executives of OnLive. At the start of the day, we heard that OnLive would be shutting down, with a number of employees saying they had been handed pink slips. Throughout the day, OnLive executives claimed that everything was fine. After the end of business of Friday, OnLive announced that it had been "acquired into a newly-formed company" and with this freshly-found financial backing, would be re-hiring a "large percentage" of its staff as it makes this transition.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 17, 2012

Friday has come and gone, which means that the weekend is here once again. The latest iPhone 5 rumors have propelled Apple's stock to its highest point ever, and it turns out the company's funds will go toward helping tap a recently-discovered underground river in Crook County, Oregon. Earlier today we saw a picture of what was reported to be the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but later on in the day Daniel YU informed everyone that it was just his mock-up used without his permission. That's disappointing, but his mock-up looks great, so be sure to check that out.

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OnLive layoff rumor rages while company denies shutdown

OnLive layoff rumor rages while company denies shutdown

This afternoon there's been a rumor spread like wildfire across the gaming universe that the group known as OnLive has been shut down, all of its employees fired in the process. A comment from Brian Jaquet, OnLive’s Director of Corporate Communications, suggested that though they have no further comment, he wanted to make one thing known: "let me be clear. We are not going out of business."

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Nexus 7 OnLive Universal Controller support coming

Nexus 7 OnLive Universal Controller support coming

If you're gamer who has a Google Nexus 7 tablet or plans to purchase one, you will want to keep an ear out for future developments on this tidbit. OnLive support has confirmed that the cloud-based gaming company is working on OnLive Universal Controller support for the new Google Nexus 7. Support for OnLive and a real video game controller for the tablet would make mobile gaming much more enjoyable.

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Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

OnLive already lets you enjoy the benefits (and sometimes share in the frustrations) of cloud gaming on PC, Mac, and tablets, but today the company announced a deal that will soon see the service coming to Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive has partnered with Marvell and plans to use Marvell's technology to increase the range of its cloud gaming service. The best part? By using Marvell's tech, OnLive subscribers will be able to access the service on their Google TVs without a console.

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Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

At least one group of people thinks that Android is a solid platform for video games. There is a new device in development that uses Google's mobile OS specifically for game playback on a TV, and it carries the code name "Ouya." It doesn't appear to have an official license from Google yet, and it's unclear if the developers intend to go that route.

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Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony Google TV Blu-ray player drops OnLive support

Sony has axed support for OnLive game playback on its newest Google TV-powered Blu-ray player. Here's the kicker - the player hasn't even shipped yet; it isn't due to release until July 9. But after the company announced that it will acquire Gaikai - an OnLive rival - it seems like an infinitely understandable decision. Incidentally, Sony never confirmed any sort of OnLive partnership.

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So who’ll buy OnLive now?

So who’ll buy OnLive now?

Sony's acquisition of Gaikai today closes off one long-standing rumor of a cloud gaming investment, but opens up another: which rival can't afford to leave OnLive on the shelf? Whispers that Sony was eyeing a cloud specialist culminated back in May with OnLive and Gaikai presumed the most likely candidates for powering the company's long-standing "Four Screen" strategy, something Sony described as its retort to Apple's iOS, iTunes and iCloud ecosystem. That leaves OnLive potentially up for grabs, and a number of potential suitors.

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