I was raised on Signal Mountain. I loved Leo Brown! Next to my own Father, he was the man I admired and worshiped most!! He was my hero. My heart goes out to his beloved wife, Leo Jr., family and all who came to know and love him. May he rest in peace.
If you will do a little research you will clearly see why Google has worked the deal to purchase On2. Though it is a small tech company, it's future is/was extremely bright! They specialize in video Codecs (compressing and decompressing data). Their IP products are used by some of the bigger video providers. Flash video has overtaken the web with video, including advertising. They used On2 products (almost given to them) to gain their advantage. Google as much "hints videos are the future of website design". These products not only allow them to improve their YouTube site, but puts them in the cat birds seat for the future.
I will disclose I am an Investor in On2, who is totally frustrated and mad about our management agreeing to this acquisition at such a price per share. Myself and hundreds of other stock holders are aggressiviely suggesting our "No" vote.
We feel this stock is a prime example of everything that's wrong with the Stock Market, and failed oversight by the SEC and other Government entities. We feel it has, daily been manipulated, possibly even in advance of this acquisition. It has, for over two years, been on the Reg Sho list for Failure to Deliver from Sales, and Short Sales. These issues have been disregarded by the government we expect to police the market.
A counterpart of yourself, local to the community On2 is home based in New York, has been following this story. You may have an interest in looking at a few of his article and some of the Comments to them. It's an interesting topic, and would be of interest to all Investors, big and small, who may read your articles. Here's a link - http://blog.timesunion.com/business/?s=On2+Technologies
Have a great day!