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Apple TV users really really want to use FaceTime: That’s the result of a admittedly completely unscientific poll of our readership that we did a week ago. And they’re right: FaceTime could be a killer app — all Apple needs now is an HD USB camera. Read more »

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Right Wing Radio Duck captured the internet by storm earlier this week. The mash-up, which has an out-of-luck Donald Duck falling for Glenn Beck’s rhetoric, even received praise from Beck himself. But how long did it take to produce this? We decided to find out. Read more »


Twitter video community 12seconds has announced that it is going to shut down by October 22. 12seconds was self-funded, which didn’t exactly help it to compete with other start-ups in this space – but don’t expect CEO Sol Lipman to blame the lack of funding. Read more »

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Google unveiled the web site for its Google TV platform today, showcasing some of the features and apps of upcoming devices to prospective buyers. It’s Google’s first attempt to tell consumers what Google TV is all about, but it doesn’t reveal many previously unannounced features. Read more »

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It’s coming down to the wire today for Novacut, a new open source project that aims to produce a collaborative video editor for users of HDSLR cameras. Novacut has been running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 in funding since late August. Today is the last […] Read more »


20 percent of all broadcasts on now originate from the recently launched Android and iPhone apps. This number is poised to grow even further with a new iOS app supporting streams from the new iPod touch. Next up could be an app for Blackberry phones. Read more »


Two computer scientists have released source code for a tool that is capable of decrypting HDCP-protected video in real time, delivering another blow to a content protection system that is in use in most modern home entertainment devices. With it, HDCP could become an open secret. Read more »


YouTube and the French music rights group SACEM have reached a royalty agreement that will compensate rights holders for the use of their music in YouTube videos accessed by French users. However, YouTube is still missing a similar agreement with Germany’s music rights group GEMA. Read more »

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Today’s Mobilize 2010 conference, organized by GigaOM, is taking a look at the future of the mobile web. Speakers include Nicholas Negroponte, Mike Kuniavsky and Ken Denman. No ticket? No worries. Each and every session, keynote and red carpet interview and panel will be streamed live. Read more »


3-D isn’t just for sports and movies anymore: Close to 35,000 people watched what was billed as the world’s first 3-D live concert in Europe yesterday. The event was captured with five live-optimized 3-D cameras, and required a broadcast staff of more than 100 people. Read more »


The Wikipedia’s Wikimedia foundation doesn’t want to be a slave to high video bandwidth costs. Instead, it is using BitTorrent-based P2P technology to distribute the growing amount of video on Users can simply install a Firefox plug-in to help with the distribution of Wikipedia videos. Read more »


Roku users will soon be able to access Hulu Plus on their devices, if recent changes to the web site are any indicator. The site already features a partner page for Hulu, boasting that Hulu PLus is easy to set up on Roku’s boxes. Read more »

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Roku users will soon be able to access Hulu Plus on their devices, if recent changes to the web site are any indicator. The site already features a partner page for Hulu, boasting that Hulu PLus is easy to set up on Roku’s boxes. Read more »


The British law office ACS:Law is know for hunting down file sharers. This weekend, it got into murky legal waters of its own after it accidentally published a number of internal emails on its web site, revealing names of alleged porn file sharers and more. Read more »


Christopher “Monty” Montgomery, better know as the lead developer of the open video format Ogg Theora, released a video that dubs itself a digital media primer for geeks today. The video is going to kick-start a monthly series that aims to make technical subjects understandable. Read more »


The UI of Netflix on the Wii is going to get a major revamp: Netflix has started to send out new Wii discs to a limited number of subscribers that feature, amongst other things, search and browse buttons to explore the entire Watch Instantly catalog. Read more »


A Spanish court dismissed a lawsuit against Google’s video sharing site YouTube today. The lawsuit was brought forward against YouTube by the Spanish broadcaster Telecinco, who alleged in it that the video sharing site didn’t do enough against and even profited from its users copyright infringement. Read more »


European parliamentarians ratified a report today that is widely seen as an attempt to bring so-called three strikes measures against P2P file sharing back into the spotlight. Three strikes is seen as controversial in Europe, but the report insists that current laws don’t go far enough. Read more »

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Apple is hoping that $0.99 TV show rentals will kick-start the sale of its Apple TV device, but Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer isn’t having any of it. He simply thinks that those cheap rentals are underpriced, which is why his company stays away from them. Read more »


I just put in my order for the Boxee Box. With the recently unveiled Apple TV offering little more than Netflix streaming and Google TV trying to play nice with cable subscriptions and DVRs, this one looks like the right choice for my living room. Read more »

Nokia’s Ovi store has taken a perceived backseat to the iTunes App Store and Android Market. We spoke with Qik EVP Bob Rosin and several other developers at Nokia World for their perspective on Nokia’s Ovi Store enhancements, Symbian^3, and the Qt development tools. Read more »

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