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Today on the Internet: Web companies including Google and Yahoo team up to protest the Comcast-NBCU merger, Paramount announces a digital-only follow-up to the latest successful Jackass installment, and the BBC is determined to count every view, including online and VOD.

Web Companies Close Ranks to Oppose Merger of NBC Universal, Comcast; an association representing Google, Yahoo!, Amazon.com, Wikipedia and others urges the government to reject the Comcast-NBCU merger. (The Hill)

Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV to Launch Digital Feature, Jackass 3.5, in March 2011; expanded version of blockbuster film, featuring new stunts and pranks, will be distributed online in weekly segments and then packaged as a feature. (emailed release)

BBC Takes A Lead In Cross-Platform TV Measurement; the BBC is taking it upon itself to count every view a show gets, including online and on-demand. (PaidContent UK)

AT&T U-verse Hooks Into HBO, Cinemax Online Portals; new partnership offers subscribers 1,200-plus hours of premium programming online. (Multichannel News)

Denton: Why Gawker Is Moving Beyond The Blog; the Darth Vader of blogging cites video as one of the ways the Gawker empire is evolving. (Business Insider)

New Episode of The GE Show Focuses on Flight; interactive modules let users design airplanes, learn about landings and explore flight paths. (GE.com)

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