Confirmed: Google Rumor False, Not Acquiring Brightcove
I received a call from one of the parties involved in the Google/Brightcove rumor who would not talk on record but confirmed with me that the rumor that Google is buying Brightcove is in fact false. I won't say which side, Google or Brightcove the employee is from, but it's someone I trust.
Just goes to show you how much people love rumors with all the coverage this got. While I don't know who Mark Glaser's contact was that told him of the rumor, and don't plan to ask him since he won't be able to say anyway, it's given Brightcove and Google a lot of PR today.