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»  New research suggests that internet users may be willing to watch lots more online video ads. [NYTimes]

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They don’t measure online viewing or time-shifting, but Nielsens ratings have a lot of power over what does and doesn’t get seen on TV. However, there are several shows finding a balance between engaging with online audiences while still racking up big numbers with their overlords. Read more »

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Digitalsmiths announced today that it is acquiring Gotuit in a deal that will bring its automated metadata creation technology together with Gotuit’s platform for easily adding manual time-based metadata. The combined company also has a deep patent portfolio, with more than 35 patents related to metadata. Read more »

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Poor Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV was starting to get overshadowed in recent months with all the attention being paid to the likes of Google (NSDQ:… Read more »

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»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Street View is now online in 20 German cities, with some 3 percent-or 244,000 homes-getting their houses bl… Read more »

Today on the Net: Cord-cutters are less prevalent in major cities than in other parts of the country, YouTube is negotiating with new Miramax parent to get access to films like Pulp Fiction and the secrets to Netflix’s content acquisition strategy Read more »

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Google TV-powered devices might be held back somewhat by price premiums related to the cost of materials required for the system to run. But a possible partnership with ARM Holdings could help Google’s CE partners to offer lower-cost products based on ARM chips. Read more »

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Want to watch The Daily Show, The Colbert Report or Drawn Together on Google TV? Then don’t be discouraged by the fact that Comedy Central’s corporate parent just started blocking Google TV devices, as regaining access to these videos only takes a minute. Read more »

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The iPad, iPod touch and iPhone weren’t the only iOS-powered devices to get an update today. iOS 4.1 is available now for your Apple TV (current generation only), and it brings full AirPlay compatibility. That means you can stream content from your portable devices running 4.2. Read more »

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YouTube will soon introduce an ad format that give viewers the ability to choose between multiple video ads, or skip them altogether. While choosing between ads has worked for Hulu, which pioneered the format, it’s unclear if having a choice will resonate with YouTube viewers. Read more »

Morning Lowdown
photo: Corbis / Patricia Curi

»  David Carr has some questions about how successful Rupert Murdoch’s national newspaper for the iPad, The Daily, will be. [NYTim… Read more »

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