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Google wants to sell you movie rentals from major Hollywood studios on YouTube, according to reports that surfaced last night. The question is: Would anyone pay? YouTube’s past VOD efforts haven’t fared so well, and only attracted a few hundred paid plays for some movies. Read more »

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Here’s the pick of what you may have missed over the long, hot Easter bank holiday…

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Online polling service SurveyMonkey has bought up Wufoo, a startup that has developed a basic online form building tool that can be used to… Read more »

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Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has purchased IntoNow, a four-month-old startup that has built an iPhone app that automatically recognizes the TV show a… Read more »

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Yahoo scooped up social TV startup IntoNow for more than $20 million today. The deal doesn’t just give Yahoo one of the hottest new entrants to the TV check-in game; it also offers access to technology that could help Yahoo with its Connected TV platform. Read more »

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Google’s open video format WebM has some new backers, with companies like Cisco, LG and Samsung joining a cross-licensing initiative to insure themselves against patent-related litigation. However, the need for such an initiative also shows how serious Google has to take any threats of patent lawsuits. Read more »

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»  The Playstation Network outage that began last Wednesday continued through the weekend, as Sony (NYSE: SNE) rebuilds the networ… Read more »

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