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Thirty years after Steve Jobs and Bill Gates revolutionized personal computing, there’s a new generation of entrepreneurs focused on bringing people together. Folks like Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Crowley are leading the charge in changing the way people communicate andinteract with each other. Read more »

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A lot of times, companies fail by not embracing new technologies quickly enough, but Logitech’s Google TV debacle might be just the opposite: The company bet aggressively on technology that consumers weren’t quite ready for. That mistake in timing cost Logitech upwards of $100 million. Read more »

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ShortForm is giving itsVJs new content to choose from, with clips from Hulu and CollegeHumor now available on its platform. The addition will allow VJs to build playlists that incorporate broadcast TV content and comedy clips, which play seamlessly when a user tries to access them. Read more »


AnyClip is adding another Hollywood studio to its list of content partners, with clips from Warner Bros. films now available. It’s also bolstering monetization opportunities from those clips, by enabling viewers to purchase full-length films directly through its proprietary video player. Read more »

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Comcast announced earlier this year that it would soon introduce Skype to its subscribers, with an easy-to-use kit that will allow users to quickly turn up video chat services on their TVs. We got a sneak peek at the offering at Comcast headquarters last week. Read more »

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There are a ton of development frameworks for creating apps on various connected TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones and the like, which is more than most publishers can reasonably be expected to develop for. Enter SyncTV, which hopes to solve that issue. Read more »


Frontier Communications is trying to find new ways to provide value to subscribers and is rolling out one of the most comprehensive video portals online. With TumTiki, Frontier is bringing together more than 700,000 video assets from a combination of traditional broadcast TV and online sources. Read more »

Les Moonves

When asked about CBS’s appetite for striking deals with new streaming providers that might not have the money to pay cash upfront to license its content, Moonves said that CBS had decided against joining an Apple TV service because it was based on an ad split. Read more »

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Yahoo released its IntoNow iPad app yesterday, adding a larger form factor and more social features to the TV chec-kin service. I go hands-on to see what all the fuss is about, and find a neat interface for finding new shows based on what others watch. Read more »

Jim Lanzone, Founder and CEO Clicker

GigaOM RoadMap is all about examining how connectedness changes everything around us. CBS Interactive President Jim Lanzone, CEO Bob Bowman and thePlatform CEO Ian Blaine will join us to talk about how content is distributed and consumed thanks to the Internet in an all-digital world. Read more »


Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has been critical of Netflix’s ability to compete with traditional TV networks. But he has softened his tone lately, talking up the additional value that subscription video-on-demand services services like Netflix and Hulu Plus can provide to the company’s financials. Read more »

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Video ad startup Jivox has raised $8.2 million in an attempt to bring its technology to multiple screens. In addition to the funding, which was led by Fortisure Ventures and existing investors Opus and Helion, Jivox will add two new members to its board of directors. Read more »


Redbox was expected to be one of the big beneficiaries of Netflix’s most recent price change. But there wasn’t any apparent effect in Redbox’s numbers, as parent Coinstar reported revenues just slightly above Wall Street consensus. Worse, Redbox announced it is raising rates itself. Read more »


Science fiction writers and futurists have long imagined a world in which we control everyday devices with our voice. That future seems a little bit closer to reality with the news that Apple’s Siri voice control technology will likely power its long-rumored iTV device. Read more »


Social networks like Twitter and Facebook have helped to raise awareness of content online, and made it easier for videos to go viral and be seen by the masses. But betting only on social might not be the best strategy for apps focused on video discovery. Read more »

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Time Warner Cable continued to lose video subscribers, but it’s trying to make that up by betting heavily on broadband as its core service. It’s winning over both existing customers who buy DSL, as well as those who don’t currently pay for its video services. Read more »

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Citrix Systems has partnered with Cotendo to introduce a product to add more speed and security to enterprise applications that need remote availability with LAN-like reliability. The NetScaler CloudConnector, which the companies announced today, combines the Citrix NetScaler infrastructure with Cotendo’s web and mobile acceleration services. Read more »


TV gaming startup PlayJam has raised a $5 million Series A funding round from GameStop Digital Ventures, Adobe Ventures, Endeavour Ventures, London Venture Partners and others. The financing comes as PlayJam sees a massive opportunity to bring new games to connected TV platforms. Read more »


Minerva Network builds software for ISPs rolling out TV services over IP networks. Its new xTVFusion 5 platform is designed to enable live and on-demand IPTV services that can be deployed over relatively low-bandwidth IP networks. Read more »

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

Netflix’s DVD service may have taken a backseat to streaming, but it’s still an incredibly profitable part of the business. In its fourth-quarter forecast, Netflix estimates DVDs will produce $177 million to $192 million in contribution profit, on revenues of $354 million to $368 million. Read more »

shelby ipad is now open to the public, making its social video recommendations service available to all. And it’s doing so with the introduction of an iOS app that will bring the same type of video viewing experience available on its website to the iPad and iPhone. Read more »

The YouTube Breakout Room stage at VidCon 2011.

Even as online video viewing has expanded, audiences at YouTube continue to outpace the market. The latest evidence? ComScore’s September Video Metrix report, which shows that nearly half of all videos viewed online in September were delivered by the Google-owned online video site. Read more »

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