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Happy birthday to us: It’s been a year since we published the very first episode of Cord Cutters. In that time, we’ve not only released 35 additional episodes but also learned a whole lot about the future of TV, and the people who reinvent it. Read more »

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How can Vdio possibly compete with Netflix and its 25 million subscribers? That’s a question we heard a lot when we broke the story about the new video service backed by Skype’s co-founder Janus Friis yesterday. The answer may have to do with timing and location. Read more »

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Spotify wants to be in your living room, and it’s using the Boxee Box as a vehicle to reach your TV screen: Users of the music subscription service can now use a dedicated Spotify app on the device to access their favorite songs and playlists. Read more »

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Hulu’s owners and management have decided not to go forward with the sale of the company. Both said in a statement that Hulu will have more value to its owners when not being sold. In other words: The offers from Dish & Co. were just too low. Read more »

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Desktop video player Mixd.tv wants to help its users to discover the best clips on the web, but it doesn’t query Facebook or Twitter to do so. The team behind Mixd.tv believes that social is overrated, and instead puts its emphasis on more traditional branded channels. Read more »

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Felicia Day wants to meet and greet as many fans as possible to promote her new web series. That’s why she is using Google+ Hangouts, with a twist: Day is experimenting with something she dubbed Hangout Housecalls, switching from one Hangout session to another. Read more »

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µTorrent users will soon be able to transcode their downloads and sync them with mobile and connected devices, thanks to a new µTorrent Plus client now going into limited alpha testing. Want to check it out yourself? We have some invite codes inside. Read more »

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Cord cutting will continue to grow in the next five years, but pay TV providers will also be squeezed by households who never subscribe to begin with. Altogether, nine million households won’t have cable in five years time. DVR growth is also slowing as a result. Read more »

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that Hulu Plus will bring in more than half of his company’s revenue within the next 12 months. Kilar made these predictions as part of his traditional quarterly report, which he also used to announce a content partnership with Univision. Read more »

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Roku just announced a significant new retail parter: Target will sell the company’s media streaming boxes in its stores nationwide. The partnership follows similar deals with Best Buy and Walmart, and could help Roku sell three million boxes by the end of the year. Read more »

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Former MIT researcher Nathan Eagle wanted to use outsourcing and mobile technology to lift people in Kenya and elsewhere out of poverty. But faced with the realities of the outsourcing business, he changed course, and now wants to bring marketing dollars to people in emerging economies. Read more »

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Livestation has seen its audience size explode ever since the beginning of the Arab Spring earlier this year. The company’s success makes you wonder whether other news networks that restrict their live feeds to pay TV subscribers are really doing the right thing. Read more »

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The BBC’s research and development department launched the prototype for a new form of EPG today that replaces the traditional time-based grid with automatically updated lists. It’s a neat little project, but the way other broadcasters are involved in the site is even more interesting. Read more »

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Dreamworks is parting with HBO snd giving its movies to Netflix instead: Starting in 2013, Netflix customers will be able to stream both new and catalog titles of the animation studio. Netflix was apparently willing to pay significantly more than HBO currently does. Read more »

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