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Want to know what kind of YouTube videos Paris Hilton is tweeting about, but don’t care about the other four tweets she’s sending out per hour? Then you might be interested in, which uses the Twitter accounts of celebrities to curate your social video feed. Read more »

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plex on roku

Plex just published a beta version of its Roku channel, making it possible to access media stored on your computer as well as Internet content sources on the popular media player. The channel is currently considered beta and still seems to have a few kinks. Read more »

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YouTube is announcing the 45 winners of its NextUp and Creator Institute contests today. The former will get $35,000 in cash, the latter a month-long YouTube class at a top film school. The announcement made us wonder: What exactly do you learn in YouTube class? Read more »

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As violence against pro-democracy demonstrators and other civilians is intensifying in Syria, YouTube is increasingly becoming the primary media outlet to learn about the situation in the country. Censorship against YouTube was lifted only two months ago, but now reports about phone network outages emerge. Read more »

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What do Redmond, Royal Oaks and Lima, Peru have in common? It’s all cities where we had meetups for Cord Cutters Day yesterday, thanks in large part to a community that even braves tornado warnings. Check out some photos from a few of the gatherings. Read more »

royal wedding

The world is looking to London for the royal wedding this Friday, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to follow the entire event live online as well. Practically every news network and many other sites are streaming their take on the wedding in real time. Read more »

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Google wants to sell you movie rentals from major Hollywood studios on YouTube, according to reports that surfaced last night. The question is: Would anyone pay? YouTube’s past VOD efforts haven’t fared so well, and only attracted a few hundred paid plays for some movies. Read more »


Yahoo scooped up social TV startup IntoNow for more than $20 million today. The deal doesn’t just give Yahoo one of the hottest new entrants to the TV check-in game; it also offers access to technology that could help Yahoo with its Connected TV platform. Read more »

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Google’s open video format WebM has some new backers, with companies like Cisco, LG and Samsung joining a cross-licensing initiative to insure themselves against patent-related litigation. However, the need for such an initiative also shows how serious Google has to take any threats of patent lawsuits. Read more »

EV Panel: Jerome Guillen, Tesla Motors, and Chris Paulson, CODA Automotive, at Green:Net 2011

Making all-electric vehicles is easier if you haven’t been building gas guzzlers for the better part of a century: That’s the mantra put firth by representatives from Tesla and CODA. Both said today at GigaOM’s Green:Net conference that there is space for indie EV car makers. Read more »

greennet watch now

Do you think companies like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should clean up their acts and stop using coal? Are you into electric vehicles? Do you want to know what’s next in the clean energy market? Then tune into the live stream of GigaOM’s Green:Net conference. Read more »


Miso, GetGlue and Tunerfish all want to be the Foursquare of TV check-ins – but a closer look at data from Trendrr shows that only one of these services is really catching on. Most users seem to prefer to talk about TV shows on Twitter instead. Read more »

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Boxee violated the GPL v3 by closing down its Boxee Box platform and making it impossible to install user-submitted software, alleges an open source developer. Boxee says that it isn’t shipping any GPL v3-licensed software anymore and promises a complete audit of its open source code. Read more »

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Any new video uploaded to YouTube will be automatically encoded in WebM, the open-source video format that’s backed by Google, Mozilla and others. YouTube has also been busy transcoding its back catalog and has now around 30 percent of all videos available in WebM. Read more »

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President Obama is coming to Facebook HQ tomorrow to answer questions about the economy and the budget in a special online town hall meeting. The event will also feature Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Obama may have to deal with questions about marijuana and gambling. Read more »

Those days of watching hours of Netflix together may soon end.

Families could soon be able to add multiple users profiles to their Netflix accounts, according to statements published by the company. Netflix is also thinking about allowing simultaneous streams to multiple devices and shifting its general focus from targeting household towards targeting individual subscribers. Read more »

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Want to watch the Coachella festival’s live stream on the iPad? Then you’re out of luck, at least if you access it via YouTube’s live streaming platform, which doesn’t support iOS. However, a new web app makes all those live streams available to iPads as well. Read more »


Netflix could soon be forced to spend more money on Canadian content and run programming “that reflects Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas, values and artistic creativity,” if Canada’s TV incumbents have their way. An industry consortium asked regulators this month to treat Netflix like plain old TV. Read more »


Want to watch Duran Duran, The Strokes or The National at Coachella, but didn’t get a ticket in time? Don’t worry, you don’t have pay thousands of dollars to shady ticket resellers on Craigslist: The festival will be live streamed for free on Youtube as well. Read more »


Professional cataloguers can be great if you want to index content — for professional cataloguers. But if you want to help average people find videos, then you should embrace user-contributed tags, even if they can contain spelling errors. Don’t worry, it still all makes sense to someone. Read more »

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