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Spot Runner to Lay Off 60; third round of layoffs for the ad company (previous rounds laid off 115 and 50 people), cuts to primarily affect local search and local outbound sales. (TechCrunch) Smaller Publishers Finding Success on YouTube; video sharing giant being more attentive to […]

Spot Runner to Lay Off 60; third round of layoffs for the ad company (previous rounds laid off 115 and 50 people), cuts to primarily affect local search and local outbound sales. (TechCrunch)

Smaller Publishers Finding Success on YouTube; video sharing giant being more attentive to partners such as Mondo Media, which now gets 26 million views and earns five figures in revenue each month. (MediaWeek)

Comcast and Sony Team Up for Retail Store; it will be called Sony StyleComcast Labs, and will be in the Comcast Center in Philadelphia to show off home broadband products and new Tru2way technologies. Presumably in order to shop there, you’ll have to schedule an appointment sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and then just not show up. (USA Today)

Boxee Gets Blip and iPhone App; media platform to offer 20 – 30 shows from blip.tv, new app turns the iPhone into a remote. (TVWeek)

Playboy Upping its Online Programming Budget; 10K filing shows online and mobile productions costs are now 14 percent of total production costs, up from 9 percent in 2007. (paidContent)

Watchmen Co-Writer Launching Dark Hero Studios; David Hayter’s company will create content for TV, Web and mobile in the action, horror, sci-fi genres. (Variety)

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