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The Cable Business Is Finally, Really Getting Killed By The Internet

Viewdini: Could this app be Verizon’s first pass at toll-free mobile data?

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Verizon Wireless revealed a new incarnation of its old V Cast streaming mobile video service on Tuesday; this one built on the back of its new LTE network. Called Viewdini, the Android app aggregates content from premium video services such as Hulu, mSpot — now a Samsung-owned property — and...
Viewdini: Could this app be Verizon’s first pass at toll-free mobile data?

Facebook Pushes Out Gifts to All U.S. Users (Complete With Holiday Booze)

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Continuing the charge to ramp up its social gifting product well into the holiday season, Facebook on Tuesday announced the wide roll-out of Gifts to Facebook users in the United States. Previously the product was in a limited invite only mode, slowly spreading across the site user-by-user. When one person...
Facebook Pushes Out Gifts to All U.S. Users (Complete With Holiday Booze)
Newslook iPad app brings order to news video viewing

Why Comcast Will Crush Netflix

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I’m sitting in my rental car outside of eBay headquarters on a rainy day in San Francisco. I’m about to step into my second day delivering an Outthinker workshop to group of technology execs from various companies. Television news here centers on the rapidly reorganizing technology landscape: the Yelp IPO,...
Why Comcast Will Crush Netflix

Sony Entertainment Network: 2012 smart TV hands-on

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In 2012, Sony's smart TV platform integrates its streaming music and video services more fully while getting rid of the Bravia tag, but doesn't add any further apps. [Read more]...
Sony Entertainment Network: 2012 smart TV hands-on

Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

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It looks like the death spiral that was the Bitbop mobile video service is finally no longer. PaidContent understands that the service—once built and owned by News Corporation (NSDQ: NWS) and sold, along with the rest of Fox Mobile, to IT services company Jesta when News Corp. couldn’t make...
Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules

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Editor’s note: Peter Csathy is President & CEO of online video technology company Sorenson Media and is a frequent guest blogger for TechCrunch, as well as his own “Digital Media Update” blog.  Csathy previously was President & COO of online music pioneer Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!) and spent 10 years in...
Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules
DOJ probe investigates whether cable companies are unfairly capping online video

China’s Youku gets green light to introduce Web video services for mobile

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Chinese video giant Youku has received a government license which allows it to provide content for mobile devices, leaving it free to introduce a dedicated mobile service and content for devices. Caixin reports that the country’s leading video site — which last month announced plans to merge with fierce rival...
China’s Youku gets green light to introduce Web video services for mobile

TiVo, Verizon Settle Patent Suit

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TiVo said Verizon has agreed to pay at least $250.4 million to settle pending patent litigation over video services....
TiVo, Verizon Settle Patent Suit
Rackspace: In search of really huge accounts

Report: Twitter Seeking Partnerships With NBC & Viacom For Online TV Distribution

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Twitter has been busy diversifying services, in what looks to be a clear path that leads to an IPO. This year alone Twitter has announced video services like the Vine iPhone app, to Twitter Music, an ads API to global expansion. Today, Bloomberg reports that Twitter is in the process...
Report: Twitter Seeking Partnerships With NBC & Viacom For Online TV Distribution
Vimeo turns on 'Vimeo on Demand' paywall to help filmmakers distribute movies online

Will the Senate please ask ISPs to justify their wireless caps?

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The Senate is investigating video competition during a hearing on Tuesday and public interest groups are using it as an opportunity to ask tough questions on broadband caps. Such caps, which are in place on over half of the wireline broadband connections in this country, are justified by the idea...
Will the Senate please ask ISPs to justify their wireless caps?

LongTail Raises $5 Million to Take on Web Video Heavyweights

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Remember the Web video boom? Most of the venture capital buzz is now directed at mobile ads, a small market that’s supposed to grow like a weed. Meanwhile video is dominated by Google/YouTube, with everyone else way, way, way behind. But there are still people willing to bet on video...
LongTail Raises $5 Million to Take on Web Video Heavyweights
Boxee TV: Boxee's second set-top box is all about insane, unlimited cloud DVR

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

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The Federal Communications Commission on Friday decided to free cable operators from obligations to provide the cable channels they own to competitors with competing video services, such as satellite and phone companies. Read full article >>...
FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

Swivl lands $500,000 from Grishin Robotics for its nifty remote camera controller

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Grishin Robotics, an investment firm that specializes in – you guessed it – robotics, has pumped $500,000 into Swivl, the company behind the cool robotic video device that basically acts like a personal cameraman. Swivl lets people capture videos of themselves (speaking, lecturing, presenting, teaching, singing and whatnot) without the...
Swivl lands $500,000 from Grishin Robotics for its nifty remote camera controller

DealBook: Cisco to Buy NDS, a Video Services Provider, for $5 Billion

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Cisco says it will buy the NDS Group, a provider of content streaming and security services, to help expand its own video offerings....
DealBook: Cisco to Buy NDS, a Video Services Provider, for $5 Billion

Netflix chasing down Amazon's Lovefilm to Scandinavia

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Lovefilm must feel like a hunted animal at this point. Last month, Netflix said better-than-expected results from its UK and Ireland launch will entice it to launch elsewhere in Europe this year. Turns out, the new launches will be in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, Netflix announced. Lovefilm already operates...
Netflix chasing down Amazon's Lovefilm to Scandinavia

Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem

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I think “Shark Tank” is one of the best hours on TV right now. Want to see for yourself? Tune in on Friday nights to ABC, where the reality show/startup competition is in its fourth season. Mark Cuban makes a particularly excellent hero/villain. Don’t want to watch TV on Friday nights?...
Hulu's "Shark Tank" Problem

Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs

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Twitter users in the US and Europe are increasingly opting to use mobile devices rather than their PCs when using the social network. In fact, the proportion of the former group eclipsed the latter last year: just under two thirds used a PC while almost three quarters used a mobile...
Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs
Case Study: Band Embraces Grooveshark And Catapults Its Career

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Netflix

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Unlimited streaming made Netflix the Blockbuster-buster, but the company's value has dropped 75% in the past year after its price hike/Qwikster fiasco. Can original content and overseas expansion reverse the slide? The Basics Netflix began as a mail-order alternative to renting videos from Blockbuster: perfect for folks looking for a...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Netflix
Dijit Goes After Personalized TV Discovery With The Launch Of NextGuide iPad App
With access to the Google Play store, Google TV just got much more entertaining
Comcast Is Calling Its Upcoming Streaming Event 'The Biggest Catch-Up In TV History'

74% of the browser market supports HTML5 video, but Flash’s death will take time

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LongTail Video, the creators of JW Player, have found in a study that as much as 74% of the browser market now supports HTML5 video, up from 66% in January. The study, The State of HTML5 Video, follows HTML5′s emergence (paired with CSS3 and JavaScript), and will continue to be updated...
74% of the browser market supports HTML5 video, but Flash’s death will take time
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