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Today on the Net: a new iPhone app lets users see if friends are on WiFi before trying FaceTime video chat, estimated ad sales at Hulu for June are $19 million and Blockbuster has a new TV ad touting its new release advantage over Netflix.

FacePlant App Eases Path to iPhone Video Chats; a new application called FacePlant that shows users which of their contacts can receive video calls — those who have an iPhone 4 and are on a Wi-Fi network. (NY Times)

Hulu Tops Video Ad Views, Grosses $19 Million in June; take the total number of monthly video ad views on Hulu, multiply that by the going rate for ads on Hulu, and you come up with $19,815,670 in revenue for the month of June. (Tubefilter)

Blockbuster Touts New Release Advantage Over Netflix, Redbox In New TV Ad; the DVD rental company is now harping on TV that it has key new releases for rent before Netflix and Redbox. (paidContent)

Hollywood: Google TV Would Put Us On One Big Pirate Ship; the MPAA warns that the FCC’s AllVid proposal presents the risk that “legitimate MVPD and online content sources will be presented in user interfaces alongside illegitimate sources (such as sites featuring pirated content).” (Ars Technica)

CEA Ups 3DTV Forecast To 2.1 Million Units For 2010; the association now expects 2.1 million 3DTV sets to ship in the U.S. in 2010 — double its forecast from earlier this year, with revenue in the segment expected to exceed $2.7 billion. (Multichannel News)

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