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The P.S. 22 Chorus of Staten Island, NY has risen to widespread popularity in recent years with covers of popular tunes, including (most recently) MGMT’s Kids. But their videos go unmonetized due to the tricky gray area currently occupied by cover songs on YouTube. Read more »

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Anyone But Me, one of the web series world’s most-watched teen dramas, has called an end to their efforts to crowdsource funds for a third season, having raised approximately $33,000 towards the production of episodes — which will ultimately mean five new episodes, or more. Read more »

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The International Academy for Web Television announced today that it is opening up membership to anyone who wishes to join the organization, following a vote by the IAWTV board of directors during their Oct. 5 board meeting. New members will join the organization in 2011. Read more »

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It’s been almost two years since we last wrote about Jon Lajoie — whose comedy sketches and songs helped him build international fame online — but while he’s been doing pretty well for himself thanks to acting gigs and an original album, he’s still maintained his web popularity. Read more »

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Regular production on the classic web series Ask a Ninja, created by Kent Nichols and Doug Sarine, dropped off about ten months ago. But this week, the show returned with daily updates, special guest stars and a new creative partner in web series creator Brett Register. Read more »

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Hillcrest Labs announced a new edition of its TV-optimized Kylo browser today, with major integration with Clicker.tv’s TV-optimized programming guide to help users view online content on a 10-foot experience. Kylo also now offers a UK edition, as well as Windows Media Center integration. Read more »

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Today we’ve got Kent Nichols, who co-created one of web video’s truly old-school series, Ask A Ninja. After a period of dormancy, Ninja is beginning daily updates on Monday, Oct. 4; here, Nichols discusses “buzzlingo,” fear of change, scalable content and the Olson Twins. Read more »

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Blip.tv is joining the HTML5 party, and it’s doing it with a brand new player, due to launch in the next couple of days. The new player supports advertising, maintains Blip’s previous look and feel, and will be about five times faster than the Flash player. Read more »

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For any casual C.S.I. viewer, the upcoming Oct. 14 episode “Sqweegel” means very little — but for those familiar with C.S.I. creator Anthony E. Zuiker’s “digi-novel” series Level 26, it means that the cross-platform franchise is adding at least one more platform. Read more »

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Netflix announced an expanded license agreement with NBC Universal that expands the conglomerate’s presence on Netflix Instant to include other NBC U programming from Syfy and USA, just one day after Jeff Zucker said NBC wouldn’t be participating in Apple’s 99 cent rental program. Read more »

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