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The future of video monetization is unlike anything we've seen yet

venturebeat.com
Today, 89 million people in the U.S. will watch 1.2 billion online videos. By 2016, online video viewers are expected to double to 1.5 billion. Naturally, companies are looking for a way to monetize this influx of activity. The New York Times recently announced plans to allow non-subscribers to...
The future of video monetization is unlike anything we've seen yet
Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis' video service launches private beta in UK and US

Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search

www.engadget.com
Whenever you ask a friend to suggest a good TV show, they often just bellow praise for The Wire, Breaking Bad or My Little Pony -- not useful if your tastes are a little more diverse. That's why major players Time Warner and Vudu have signed up Jinni's taste...
Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search
YouTube movie rentals coming to Philips Smart TVs later this year

With An Eye Toward Video Discovery, Flixster Relaunches To Help Users Navigate The World Of Movies Online

techcrunch.com
So here’s the good news: There are more movies available online than ever before. And the bad news: There are also more movie services than ever. What that means for consumers is a hugely fragmented experience, where they never know where one movie is available for purchase or rental, or...
With An Eye Toward Video Discovery, Flixster Relaunches To Help Users Navigate The World Of Movies Online

Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

thenextweb.com
Tvinci, an Israel-based “Over-the-Top” (OTT) platform, has started expanding its service to the rest of the world. Today it is announcing a partnership with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, in a move that will see its OTT platform power the lifestyle service Toggle, set for release in Q1 2013. With...
Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets

www.engadget.com
It's a lonely world when you've no storefronts to call your own. Shortly after Target decided it best to halt the sales of Amazon's Kindle products, it's being reported that Walmart is following suit. A quote obtained by Reuters suggests that Wally World's bigwigs won't be carrying Amazon tablets...
Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets
Vudu's disc-to-digital Ultraviolet movie conversion app comes to OS X

Walmart confirms plans for in-store disc-to-cloud movie conversion service, launching April 16

thenextweb.com
Walmart has confirmed its plans to launch a DVD/Blu-ray conversion service that will let customers bring their existing discs into Walmart stores and convert them to digital files to be streamed from the cloud. America’s largest home entertainment retailer’s new service will be powered by video-streaming service Vudu. Walmart VP...
Walmart confirms plans for in-store disc-to-cloud movie conversion service, launching April 16
Roku's Streaming Stick ships in October for $99.99, Vudu added to channel line-up

Panasonic has four new Blu-ray players and a few new media streamers

www.engadget.com
Modern Blu-ray players also make full-featured media streamers so in addition to Panasonic's four new Blu-ray players for 2013, there are two new boxes with Viera Connect (Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube) sans optical disc drives. The 2D DMP-BD79 Blu-ray player is the only one...
Panasonic has four new Blu-ray players and a few new media streamers

Netgear’s NeoTV Pro HD Media Streamer Can Throw Your Laptop Content To Your TV… Wirelessly

techcrunch.com
Streaming media players are no joke. In fact, cable has become the joke. Just take a look at this “Shit Silicon Valley Says” video — the first joke is, “are you cancelling cable?” But at the moment, it’s still difficult to do so. You can’t get everything that you could...
Netgear’s NeoTV Pro HD Media Streamer Can Throw Your Laptop Content To Your TV… Wirelessly

Former Apple TV Engineer: New Apple TV design is actually one Steve Jobs threw away five years ago

9to5mac.com
. Former Apple TV UI designer and “Professional Hobbyist, AppleTV” Michael Margolis has been vocal on Twitter about the new Apple TV redesign.  He says that Steve Jobs himself tossed out those designs 5 years ago.  He adds, “Now there is nobody to say ‘no’ to bad design.” . The...
Former Apple TV Engineer: New Apple TV design is actually one Steve Jobs threw away five years ago

Hands-On With Redbox Instant By Verizon: Not Really A Netflix Killer. But Then, What Is?

techcrunch.com
Redbox’s long-awaited streaming video service is almost here, thanks to a partnership with Verizon that was announced in July. I lucked out and got an invite to the service, which was launched in beta last month, and have played around with it a bit. Here’s what you need to know...
Hands-On With Redbox Instant By Verizon: Not Really A Netflix Killer. But Then, What Is?

Netflix took top spot from Apple in U.S. online movie revenue last year

9to5mac.com
Looking at data just released by IHS iSuppli, Netflix was able to take the top spot from Apple for online movie marketshare during 2011. With Apple experiencing a huge decline from 60.8 percent of the market the year before, to 32.3 percent during 2011, Netflix came out on top for...
Netflix took top spot from Apple in U.S. online movie revenue last year

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Netgear's NeoTV Pro adds WiDi, makes any TV smart

www.engadget.com
Netgear is supercharging the Roku-troubling NeoTV 200 that arrived late last year. The NeoTV Pro adds Intel's WiDi tech to the tiny box, enabling you to wirelessly span your laptop's display onto the biggest screen in your house. It'll come with the same Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube and...
Netgear's NeoTV Pro adds WiDi, makes any TV smart

VOD platform Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other Latin American countries in 2013

thenextweb.com
VOD service Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other countries, FayerWayer reports. The announcement was made by America Movil’s mobile arm Telcel during the presentation of its 4G/LTE network plans in Mexico. “We will have [Claro Video] in all other countries [where we operate],” said Telcel’s director of Added...
VOD platform Claro Video is coming to Mexico and other Latin American countries in 2013
Consumer Reports also has harsh words for AppleTV
Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms
Boxee TV: Boxee's second set-top box is all about insane, unlimited cloud DVR

Eyes-on with LG's streaming Smart Sound Bar

www.engadget.com
Among the many, many things that LG is unveiling at CES this year is the curious addition of a sound bar with built-in video streaming. That still sounds like a contradiction of purpose to us, but the Smart Sound Bar, also known as the NB3730A, is more fascinating once...
Eyes-on with LG's streaming Smart Sound Bar

Roku Adds Universal Search For Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu, And HBO To Its Streaming Devices

techcrunch.com
Have a Roku streaming device? Cool. Now have a movie or TV show you want to watch, but don’t know whether it’s on Netflix, or Amazon, or Hulu? Well, I’ve got good news for you, as Roku has just launched a universal search feature, which will help you discover content...
Roku Adds Universal Search For Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu, And HBO To Its Streaming Devices
Roku stick available in Oct. for $99, adds Vudu and new iOS app

Apple iTV and the carrier question

gigaom.com
Evidence is slowly emerging that Apple could be working with operator partners for the introduction of its upcoming iTV product. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple may get access to programs through partnerships with carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. And Tuesday the Globe and Mail reported that Apple is...
Apple iTV and the carrier question

Vudu Player update allows movie downloads on iPhone, iPad

www.engadget.com
Coming months after the feature's introduction on Android and PCs, Vudu has updated the iOS version of its app with the ability to download movies for viewing offline. Unlike the Android version, this feature is not restricted to tablets however, with downloads of your Vudu / Ultraviolet collection on...
Vudu Player update allows movie downloads on iPhone, iPad
Netgear NeoTV Pro brings WiDi and apps to any TV for $69.99

Procter & Gamble Bans Staff From Using Netflix And Pandora (PG)

www.businessinsider.com
Procter & Gamble experienced a "digital emergency" over its employees' timewasting use of Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and Facebook at work, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The company was moving more of its management systems online, but found something holding up the digitization process: the computers were going really, really slowly....
Procter & Gamble Bans Staff From Using Netflix And Pandora (PG)

Roku Streaming Stick coming in October for $99, Roku 2 boxes get Vudu app, plus mobile app adds AirPlay-esque streaming

reviews.cnet.com
Roku's Streaming Stick will be out in time for the holidays, but it only works with a handful of TVs. [Read more]...
Roku Streaming Stick coming in October for $99, Roku 2 boxes get Vudu app, plus mobile app adds AirPlay-esque streaming

Xbox 360 adds Crackle and CinemaNow to list of up and running apps

www.engadget.com
You can't deny one of Microsoft's main goals with its revamped 360 dashboard update was to enhance the box's entertainment attributes, and now the Redmond crowd has flipped the live switch on two more vid-focused apps. Crackle and CinemaNow are joining the likes of Vudu and UFC as part...
Xbox 360 adds Crackle and CinemaNow to list of up and running apps
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