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google tv search

Thought Google’s new Instant Search looks a little familiar? maybe it’s because you’ve seen some of the early demo videos of Google TV, the search giant’s upcoming living room platform. Google TV features a very similar instant search functionality, which makes perfect sense for couch potatoes. Read more »

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Ooyala has raised more than $22 million in a new round of financing, which brings the total amount of money raised to $42 million. Existing investors were joined by new venture money from China and Japan, and Ooyala is now preparing to further its Asia expansion. Read more »

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new chatroulette

Chatroulette relaunched today after a week’s absence with a new front-end design and the disappearance of some recently launched features. The chat service, which once placed the video feeds of chat partners on top of one other, is now de-emphasizing the user’s video screen. Read more »

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Linear TV still reigns supreme, but more and more consumers around the world are using time shifting and online video on a regular basis. A new study from Ericsson’s ConsumerLab say that 45 percent of all viewers access TV through online platforms once a week. Read more »

boxee movie library

Boxee users can now find new movies for streaming just as easily as they’ve been able to explore TV content, thanks to a new movie library that’s part of the latest software update. The movie library offers access to content from Hulu, YouTube and indie partners. Read more »

netgear neotv

Do we need yet another media player? Netgear certainly thinks so, and they added Blu-ray supoort to their new NeoTV 550 device make their case. The company is also releasing a number of Powerline products specifically targeted towards bringing HD video streaming to the living room. Read more »

cablebill

U.S. Pay TV subscriptions have declined for the first time in history in the second quarter. Comcast & other cableco’s lost a total of 711,000 subscribers last quarter, which represents the biggest quarterly loss ever for cable TV. Telcos and sattellite TV providers were better off. Read more »

googletvpreview-universalsearch

Video podcasters and other online video producers will like Google TV, judging from a new clip that is providing us with an in-depth look at the Google TV interface. Turns out, Google TV will feature a full-fledged podcast directory as well as universal video content search. Read more »

gop video

Posting a video that shows unflattering photos of well-known Democratic politicians to the tune of the Baha Men’s Who Let the Dogs Out on an official GOP website may not have been the best idea, but it sure got the party a lot of attention. Read more »

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YouTube is clocking more than 3 billion video views each month from the top 2500 members of its partner program alone. That means more chances to make money, but not necessarily a lot of money for everyone: Most of these views are generated by music labels. Read more »

TiVoPremiere

Remember how you thought everyone should have a DVR the first time you used one? Well, your dream may almost have come true: Six out of ten TV viewers now use a digital video recorder for time shifting, according to a new survey commissioned by Comcast. Read more »

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Netflix signed up with Epix this week, paying a reported $1 billion over five years for the right to stream Epix content online. That’s the second such deal Netflix has struck, which begs the question: With which company should the DVD rental service partner next? Read more »

NTV

What, another redesign? I know what you’re thinking. It has only been a few months since we completely revamped NewTeeVee’s web site – and now we are changing it all over again? Well, this isn’t as much of a redesign than a GigaOm family reunion. Read more »

apple tv

Apple TV, we hardly knew ya… Engadget is reporting today that Apple will rename its living room device to iTV to closer lign up with the branding of other iProducts. There’s also news about the specs of the device: It won’t be able to play 1080p. Read more »

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