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Atom.com (formerly AtomFilms) was a broadband entertainment network offering original short subject movies, animations, and series by independent creators.[1][2][3] The company was founded in 1998 in Seattle
Seattle
by Mika Salmi.[4] Buyout[edit] On August 10, 2006, Atom Entertainment was bought by MTV Networks
MTV Networks
with all its properties, including AtomFilms, Addicting Games, Addicting Clips (renamed AtomUploads) and Shockwave.com.[5] The buyout occurred shortly after negotiations against and subsequently with Google
Google
to purchase YouTube. In 2012, Atom.com was absorbed into Comedy Central, and was renamed CC Studios. References[edit]

^ Marriott, Michel (April 29, 2004). "NEWS WATCH: ENTERTAINMENT; Hurtling Onto Your Hard Drive, Short Films on Demand". The New York Times.  ^ Lyman, Rick (March 27, 2000). "MEDIA; Hollywood Greets Online Entrepreneurs". The New York Times.  ^ Harmon, Amy (December 16, 2000). "COMPANY NEWS; SHOCKWAVE.COM SETS ATOMFILMS TAKEOVER". The New York Times.  ^ Houston, Frank (June 15, 2000). "Hollywood Flirts With Short Films on the Web". The New York Times.  ^ Ahrens, Frank (August 10, 2006). "Viacom's MTV
MTV
unit buys Atom Entertainment for its film, gaming web sites". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 16, 2006. 

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