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It’s time to dance: Netflix just added the first season of the toddler and indie music fan favorite Yo Gabba Gabba to its streaming catalog. The company also added new episodes of iCarly and a bunch of other content from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV. Read more »

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The upcoming Paramount flick Super 8 is meant to be an homage to Steven Spielberg’s early films, but it may be contributing to the rise of another kind of nostalgia: the old Super 8 film format, which is finding new fans in the digital era. Read more »

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Asian-American consumers watch more online video than any other ethnic group in the U.S., and white people don’t seem to care much at all about video streaming. Nielsen’s latest look at ethnic media consumption habits, which raises some interesting questions about the priorities of this industry. Read more »

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It was a key part in Google’s attempt to organise the world’s information – but the search giant has abandoned its ambitious plan to digit… Read more »

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Verizon could soon make its Flex View VOD service available on connected devices like Roku and the Boxee Box. In a press briefing, it showed off some new features, including a channel that could allow Verizon FiOS customers to access the VOD service on Roku devices. Read more »

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In the land grab for spectrum, the most frightening specter is Netflix. But as carriers launch their LTE networks, I’m concerned about their marketing efforts around HD video. Both AT&T and Verizon are pitching it on their networks despite video’s ability to cause network congestion. Read more »


Roku has pulled an unauthorized app from being available on its broadband set-top boxes after receiving a takedown request from CBS. The takedown follows the removal of a similar YouTube third-party app, and highlights the problem of third-party developers creating and publishing private channels. Read more »

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eMusic, the online music “club” that offers members discounts on tracks in exchange for a monthly subscription fee, has struck a deal with a… Read more »


Uploading video to the web can be a painfully long process even with a high-speed connection. I spoke with Shane Russell of Microsoft’s VidLab, who shared with me how his team delivers content to the Zune Marketplace and the Xbox LIVE service while slashing network latency. Read more »

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