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Twitvid.io Gets Money, Changes Name to Vidly; video add-on for Twitter avoids competitor confusion with the name change and gets a $500,000 angel round. (TechCrunch) A&E Television to Buy Lifetime; financial terms not disclosed, Lifetime will be a subsidiary of A&E and branding will remain separate. […]

Twitvid.io Gets Money, Changes Name to Vidly; video add-on for Twitter avoids competitor confusion with the name change and gets a $500,000 angel round. (TechCrunch)

A&E Television to Buy Lifetime; financial terms not disclosed, Lifetime will be a subsidiary of A&E and branding will remain separate. (paidContent)

Justice Dept. Hands Out Grants to Fight Piracy; DOJ shells out $1.9 million to law enforcement agencies around the country. (Variety)

A Preview of ESPN’s Hologram; here’s a taste of how the technology looks (much better than election night). (Broadcasting & Cable)

Blockbuster Expands Kiosk Program Into Grocery Stores; 57 Big Y grocery stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut will get the DVD rental boxes. (Video Business)

How Vizio Became the Top-Selling TV in the U.S.; a combination of timing, following the competition and making technology that was “good enough.” (The New York Times)

  1. It is good idea for twitvid.io to change its name because there was a lot of users using “twit” with other words or letters for video. The new mark seems to be a strong mark if there is no other confusingly similar uses.

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