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A video site that lets users bookmark and share embedded videos from other websites doesn’t commit copyright infringement – and just watching a stream of a video that someone else has uploaded isn’t infringing either: That’s the gist of a court decision in favor of myVidster. Read more »

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YouTube is going to teach 16 of its site’s up-and-coming comedians the skills of producing and marketing their wares to the online audience with its new YouTube’s Next Comic program. Grooming talent like this makes sense, as the biggest YouTube success stories have been homegrown. Read more »

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China’s state television is streaming 5,600 hours of live coverage of the the Olympic Games online — and it’s for the first time ever specifically targeting iPad and mobile users with a premium stream. However, it’s not giving up on P2P video streaming entirely. Read more »

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Roku has raised $45M in additional funding from News Corp., BSkyB and others. The company wants to use the funding for further international expansion, and also hints at additional partnerships with pay TV providers. But who is the mystery “unnamed strategic investor” that joined this round? Read more »

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Google’s Nexus Q music streaming device officially went up for sale on Google Play this week. The device wants to compete with Sonos, btu also stream videos from YouTube and Google Play. How well does it work? Check out our video review. Read more »

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Want to watch the world’s best golf players compete against each other at the Open Championship, but don’t have a TV nearby? No worries, much of the tournament is live streamed online, viewable either on your PC or mobile device – with no cable subscription required. Read more »

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YouTube is starting a series of educational workshops this week that aims to teach video makers how to produce better clips – and it wants to reach as many of them as possible: YouTube’s new summer workshops are held as Hangouts on Air, viewable by anyone. Read more »


Live Nation Labs has acquired the social mobile music start-up Rexly, and will use team Rexly to open up an office in San Francisco. The new office will be used primarily for mobile development – but the Rexly app also isn’t going to disappear. Read more »


Second screens don’t have to always be tablets: A new Chrome extension called Chromemote turns your computer’s browser into a remote control for any Google TV device. Especially neat and useful: You can fling websites you’ve opened on your laptop to your TV. Read more »


Full episodes of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report have disappeared from the internet as a result of the spat beetween Viacom and DirecTV. Viacom wants to mobilize DirecTV customers against the operator, but the blackout affects everyone. Meanwhile, talks betwen both parties have resumed. Read more »

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A few years back, Netflix produced some test footage for its device partners. The company simply added the footage to its regular catalog, where customers turned it into a cult hit, rivaling Internet memes like the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt. Read more »

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Google’s Hangouts group video chat service just got more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people, thanks to a new app called Hangout Captions. The app allows users to caption conversations in real time or use professional transcription services. Machine-powered transcription could be next. Read more »


HTC has come clean on how much it spent on MOG, and it ain’t that much: The cell phone maker told his investors that it only forked over $14M for the music subscription service. The question is: Why did MOG sell for so little? Read more »

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