No, this is not scuttlebutt about Google acquiring Joost (or vice versa, for that matter :-)). Driving home this evening, I heard Tom Leykis on the radio raving about his SlingBox and other services that are reinventing TV. A listener called up to plug Joost, the TV-on-your-PC service from the founders of Skype, currently in invite-only beta. Imagine my surprise when the caller repeatedly credited Google as the parent of the Joost service!
Just this morning, I read Fred Wilson's post in which he talks about people believing that Google and Yahoo are owned by the same company - are we at the point that Google is automatically credited with every innovation on the Internet?