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Geeks everywhere who (like to think they) have style are eagerly awaiting Apple’s developer conference keynote on Monday, hoping for an improved iPhone. Rumor has it the phone will be cheaper and better — and most importantly, will use an improved 3G wireless network. And since […] Read more »

MPAA Sends Takedown Notices to Laser Printers; study shows how indiscriminate organizations are when identifying potential copyright violations. (Bits Blog) Howcast Signs Distribution Deals; how-to video company will get content from places like 60Frames, Popular Science and Playboy. (TVWeek) YouTube Launches Reporter Channel; just as there […] Read more »

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Dominance perpetuates itself, and that adage looks like it will hold true for YouTube as the company positions itself to be the 800-pound gorilla of short-form video on your TV as well. YouTube is spreading itself all over the set-top world, getting to your oldteevee through […] Read more »

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Hulu has added an innovative new feature: search within embeds. Now if you’re watching a Hulu embed (example below) on another site, you can search for something else to watch without leaving the player. The video site already has an extremely unselfish search engine, pointing outside […] Read more »

Consumer electronics companies like Apple, TiVo and HP either are or will be putting YouTube content on your TV through set-top boxes. But Panasonic’s new PZ-850 plasma Viera TV ditches the box and puts YouTube directly into your TV, and I got to see a demo […] Read more »

User-generated advertising contests are a dime a dozen these day, but this one caught our eye for having an especially pricey grand prize: $100,000 and a private consultation with the online video gods of The Lonely Island and Saturday Night Live (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and […] Read more »

BBC to Put All its Channels Online; riding the success of its iPlayer, the Beeb plans to stream all its channels — but only to the U.K.. (Variety) Kiptronic Raises $3 Million; audio and video ad insertion company gets Series B from unidentified investors. (peHub) Chinese […] Read more »

While oldteevee remains the top video-watching dog for most people, the PC is gaining ground, according to a recent study by Ipsos MediaCT. Ipsos found that, among U.S. video downloaders and streamers, the amount of video consumed on a TV set dropped to 70 percent in […] Read more »

Thank you, Jason Kottke! The blogger has captured an insidious new ploy being used by TBS to promote one of its shows: During Family Guy, blue-collar comedian Bill Engvall walks on screen, pauses the show like a DVR, then launches into a pitch about his show’s […] Read more »

We used to comment that Revision3 was just an excuse to get the old TechTV gang back together. But now that they’ve got all the geek cable stars tied up, the online video startup is looking outwards, bringing in web video stars who’ve already established followings […] Read more »

TechCrunch launched Elevator Pitches today, a new service that lets founders and CEOs upload videos of themselves pitching their startup in under 60 seconds. The audience then votes for their favorite, with the highest-ranked pitches landing a coveted spot on TechCrunch. The videos are all hosted […] Read more »

After going after dudes with, new media studio DECA is nurturing its maternal side with the new online series CoolMom, which launches today. Show host Daphne Brogdon hopes to provide an entertaining jolt to the motherly market with a comedic takes on what’s good (and […] Read more », the men’s-oriented portal, has been an early leader in figuring out how to monetize online video. Today the company said it would spin out its advertising tools into a new company called Husky, for which it says it’s seeing interest from investors old and new. […] Read more »

Pure Digital Releases New Flip Video Camera; slimmer version features touch controls, but no HD. (The Wall Street Journal) Disney Buys Fanlib, in Process of Acquiring DigiSynd; acquisition of fan-fiction site interesting from a copyright perspective, DigiSynd is a stealth startup founded by Revver co-founder. (paidContent) […] Read more »

YouTube has unveiled a new tool, Video Annotations, which, according to YouTube, allows creators to: Add background information about the video Create stories with multiple possibilities (viewers click to the next scene) Link to related YouTube videos, channels, or search results from within a video Annotations […] Read more »

CBS will put its videos on Yahoo, expanding the reach of network’s content online. Yahoo will become the latest addition to the CBS Audience Network, which includes more than 300 sites such as YouTube, AOL, MSN, Joost, Veoh and others. The announcement comes just days after […] Read more »

Verismo Networks on Tuesday previewed “the PoD,” a tiny box that brings web content to your TV monitor without needing a PC in between, at the Under the Radar conference in Mountain View, Calif. I’d never heard of the company before sitting down for the session, […] Read more »

EQAL, the new startup formed by the creators of lonelygirl15, is following up on its promise to expand the LG15 “universe” to other countries. The company told NewTeeVee today it had signed a deal with M.A.D. Entertainment to create a localized sister series in Italy. The […] Read more »

While more people visited during the 2007-2008 television season, they spent more time on, according to new numbers from Hitwise. ABC eked out a narrow victory, capturing 27.14 percent of U.S. visits compared to NBC’s 27.01 percent in a custom category defined by Hitwise. […] Read more »

We’d thought the days of big investor reups for video portals were coming to an end, but someone new has stepped up to pay Veoh‘s bandwidth bills as it figures out its business. The Internet video portal and software maker is announcing today it has raised […] Read more »

YouTube’s head of monetization, Shashi Seth, let us know this morning that he left the company to become the chief revenue officer of startup Cooliris. Seth will be working on a business and advertising model for the Menlo Park, Calif.-based immersive browsing toolmaker, which has raised […] Read more »

Nielsen and NBC Team Up for Multiplatform Metrics; collaboration will examine data across TV and online streaming to find connections in consumer buying habits. (paidContent) Big Stage Raises More Money; video avatar company extends first round of venture funding with undisclosed new sum. Big Stage previously […] Read more »

When it rains, it pours. A host of new online original series were announced in the past 24 hours, most of which are professionally produced content featuring semi-famous people — or the siblings of semi-famous people. Lloyd Braun, the former Yahoo exec who was supposed to […] Read more »

Azuki Systems, a company promising to ease the mobile video experience on any phone, is coming out of stealth today. We spoke to the 18-month-old company, formerly known as Peermeta, this week about its middleware system, which it hopes to sell as software-as-a-service to media companies. […] Read more »

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