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Bangalore-based Althea Systems is announcing a $3 million Series A funding from Intel Capital today. The start-up recently launched its social video browser Shufflr this summer, and it has also built a video discovery platform dubbed ShuffleFeed that it plans to open to developers soon. Read more »

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Want to keep local news and major league sports on broadcast channels like ABC, CBS and Fox? Then stay out of our business, and let us make money through higher retransmission fees: That’s the message News Corp. President Chase Carey has for politicians in Washington. Read more »

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The first Boxee Boxes are shipping, and we got our hands on one of them, despite the fact that review units are apparently still in transit. How does the packaging look like, and what’s in the box? Check out our unboxing video to find out. Read more »

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Want to watch Glee, Bones or House on your Google TV device? Then better hurry up, because Fox.com is trying to block access to its content. There’s currently a loophole available, but that might change soon. Of couse, the cat and mouse game continues nonetheless. Read more »

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It doesn’t really get any bigger than this in the world of YouTube stardom: Justin Bieber announced via Twitter today that he clocked more than a billion video views on YouTube. He’s the second musician ever to break the billion, closely following Lady Gaga’s online success. Read more »

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TV show episodes account for half of the content streamed on Netflix, according to the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who also has an interesting explanation for this phenomenon: Netflix previously gravitated towards licensing TV content because most of its early movie catalog was “junk.” Read more »

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How about this for day-and-date: The Dutch documentary California Dreaming will be available legally, for free, via BitTorrent today while it airs on TV. The movie is released by VODO.net and licensed under a Creative Commons license that even allows viewers and downloaders to remix it. Read more »

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Syfy.com used to be one of a few cable network sites that let Google TV users catch up on entire episodes of its shows – but no more: The NBC-owned network is now preventing Google TV users from accessing its content, much like NBC.com, ABC.com and CBS.com. Read more »

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It wasn’t meant to last: Google TV users discovered last night that they can access Hulu content via the site’s distribution partner Xfinity.tv, but the loophole has already been closed. However, Hulu said that it is in active discussions to bring Hulu Plus to Google TV. Read more »

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You’re getting a Google TV! And you, and you and you: That’s how it must feel like to be a Google Code developer these days… Google has started to notify members of its developer community that they’re eligible to receive a free Logitech Revue box. Read more »

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Most of the videos that are watched every day on YouTube are now available in Google’s WebM open source video format, according to WebM’s product manager, WebM also has seen an increased adoption in the hardware space, with first devices coming out early next year, Read more »

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Google TV wants to combine the world of television with the countless videos available online – but does this work for cord cutters as well? That’s the question we asked in this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, which also covers Veebeam and Legend of Neil. Read more »

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Web videos, social applications and… karaoke? That’s what the future of Google TV could look like, according to Google TV Product Lead Rishi Chandra, who sat down with me this week to talk a little about the present and future of Google’s living room platform. Asked […] Read more »

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This is what democracy looks like: Countless fans of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will come to the National Mall in Washington D.C. this Saturday to demonstrate for sanity and fear, respectively. Can’t be amongst them? Don’t worry, the entire spectacle will be streamed live online. Read more »

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Boxee users will soon be able to enjoy Hollywood blockbusters as VOD rentals, thanks to a new VUDU application that is coming to Boxee soon. The Boxee Box will be able to play VUDU’s titles in 1080p, but the desktop client will only get SD versions. Read more »

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Google TV devices are blocked by ABC, CBS and NBC, making it impossible to watch the latest CSI or Grey’s Anatomy episodes online. However, basic cable doesn’t seem to care about conflicts like these. Most shows popular on cable networks are available to Google TV owners. Read more »

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Type in the name of an artist, select a song, and you’re presented with a playlist of 150 music videos, based on music filtering algorithms from Last.fm: That’s the gist of a new mash-up that combines Google Instant-like search with YouTube videos and Last.fm recommendations. Read more »

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Adobe just released a new HTML5 video widget for Dreamweaver users and other web developers. The widget aims to make it easier to play video without using Flash, but it still reverts to the format for users that don’t have browsers with HTML5 video support installed. Read more »

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