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Today on the Net: Amazon is reportedly taking a loss on TV shows that it priced at 99 cents to compete with Apple TV, Sezmi has struck a deal to sell its set-top box on Amazon.com and Vimeo’s traffic has doubled over the past six months.

About Those 99-Cent TV Episodes Being Sold On Amazon; Amazon still has to pay the contracted rates for electronic sell-through TV shows, so it’s taking a loss on all 99-cent videos sold. (paidContent)

Sezmi, Amazon Team Up to Sell TV 2.0; Sezmi is partnering with Amazon to make its television service immediately available to viewers in 36 markets across the U.S. (The Wrap)

IAC’s Vimeo Doubles Growth with Non-Commercial Fare; the video sharing unit of IAC has more than four million registered users and 30 million monthly unique visitors, nearly doubling those numbers over the past six months. (Beet.TV)

Skyfire Submits Flash Video Enabled Browser to App Store; the startup will try to break through Apple’s Flash blockade with the submission of its mobile browser that transcodes Flash into HTML5 in real time. (ReadWriteWeb)

Ranking the Digital Living Room Barbarians; the clear winner in Apple TV is Netflix, which has navigated the digital entertainment landscape better than anyone. (ZDNet)

Exclusive Deals Make 3-D TV Audience Even Smaller; avid sports fans can watch 3-D broadcasts of live sporting events, such as the U.S. Open, but exclusive distribution deals limit who gets to see what. (CNET)

5min Media Partners With IGN Entertainment; IGN Entertainment has joined the 5min Video Games Channel to semantically match short-form videos such as game reviews, instructions and news from top gaming brands across the 5min network of more than 800 sites. (press release)

  1. [...] Sezmi has been rapidly expanding availability, as users in 36 markets throughout the U.S. can now purchase its hardware and use the service. The company has also struck a deal with Amazon to sell its hardware online. [...]

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