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Leo Laporte and his TWiT team made the move to their new studio on Sunday, taking the next big step toward turning the podcast network into a 24/7 live technology network. The launch came with a lot of behind-the-scenes info about what makes TWiT run. Read more »

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favtv2 wants to help you to keep on top of your TV schedule by letting you subscribe to your favorite shows. Users can get an iCalendar feed of the shows they’re following, and the site eventually wants to use its data to help TV networks. Read more »

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YouTube is making its first foray into subscriptions for live streaming content with a cooperation with, bringing live coverage of the India tour of England to’s YouTube channel. This follows a first live pay-per-view event on YouTube, which aired at the end of May. Read more »

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YouTube users fluent in Japanese can now watch videos in that language with automatically generated captions, thanks to the same speech-recognition technology that also powers voice input on Android mobile devices. This is the first step towards an international expansion for auto-captioning YouTube videos. Read more »

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Members of the U.K. parliament will be grilling Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch about the phone hacking scandal today, and they will surely also have some tough questions for Murdoch’s former News International executive Rebekah Brooks. The full-length testimony will be streamed online. Read more »


Nina Paley is upset. Her movie Sita Sings The Blues is blocked for German users on YouTube, making it the latest casualty in an ongoing conflict between the video site and German music rights group Gema. Rights holders deny that they’re to blame for the incident. Read more »


Criterion Capital Partners is announcing Wednesday that it has bought, a site that aspired to become U.K.’s Hulu but was close to being shut down just six weeks ago. SeeSaw’s past is troubled, but Criterion is nonetheless willing to make a bet on its future. Read more »

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The Netflix blog has seen thousands of comments ever since the company announced its new pricing structure earlier today, with many customers threatening to cancel altogether. People are also turning to Facebook and Twitter in what looks like a major backlash against the company. Read more »

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Conan O’Brien may not have the best ratings on late night television, but his followers are tweeting and updating their Facebook statuses more than the audience of any other late night talker. Team CoCo even has four times as much online engagement as Jay Leno. Read more »

vlv apps on android

Users that search for VLC on the Android Market get to see a whole bunch of apps that kind of look like the popular open-source video player, despite the fact that VLC for Android hasn’t been released yet. The foundation behind VLC wants to change that. Read more »

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Hulu has made its first pitch to a number of prospective buyers, but Netflix didn’t come to the party: The popular subscription service apparently has no interest in buying its catch-up TV competitor. However, there are plenty of other well-known suitors still in the game. Read more »

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Boxee will soon roll out a firmware update that will group its growing app catalog into categories. This may seen like a small improvement, but it touches on a bigger issue: As connected devices become more popular, content discovery on them will become more challenging. Read more »

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Google’s new Hangouts video chat service is one of the most interesting features of its Google+ project. A look behind the tech curtain reveals that Google has big plans for Hangouts, using cutting edge technology to make it run natively on a wide range of devices. Read more »


File sharers can download a spy thriller with a cast including Six Feet Under actor James Cromwell this Friday, thanks to a collaboration between the film makers and P2P distribution platform VODO. The site is asking for donations to bring the movie to theaters. Read more »


Could Twitter have saved everyone’s favorite canceled show, Arrested Development? That’s one of the questions raised by a report released today that looks at the social engagement on TV viewers online. Turns out, viewers tweet because they want to help keep shows on the air. Read more »


Forget live music: One of the hottest trends in live streaming is competitive gaming, also known as e-sports. Gaming competitions attract hundreds of thousands of simultaneous viewers, and the events are streamed online by a number of sites that specifically cater to gamers and their fans. Read more »


Hollywood has set its eyes on Newzbin2, an indexing site that facilitates movie and TV show downloads from Usenet servers. However, it’s not going after the site directly, but is instead suing British ISP BT to have Newzbin2 blocked on the IP address level. Read more »

Om Malik, Joe Weinman, Stacey Higginbotham at Structure 2011

GigaOM’s Structure conference was the place to be if your business has a stake in cloud computing — and who hasn’t these days? Here are some of the emerging trends, key takeaways, revealing quotes and best tweets from the past two days. Read more »

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