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Netflix has added dozens of concert videos and music documentaries from artists like Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull, Ray Charles, Deep Purple, Korn, The Beatles and others to its catalog. Does this mean that Netflix is now going to compete with sites like Wolfgang’s Vault or Vevo? Read more »

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Mid-rolls beat pre-rolls as the ads you’re most likely to sit through. Viewers stick around through mid-roll ads about 87 percent of the time, according to Adobe. That compares to a 67 percent completion rate for pre-rolls, and a 50 percent completion rate for post-rolls. Read more »

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Websites for women are a paradox in the media industry. Despite being among the most successful properties on the Web, they are rarely mentioned in the never-ending discussions about how to make money from online content.

Sugar Inc. is a case in point. Read more »

Morning Lowdown
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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning:
Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost (New York Times) … Paper for iPad hits 1.5 million downloads in first two weeks (The Verge) … Read more »

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Social games development company, Zattikka incorporated on Monday, has gone public on London’s AIM exchange and is rolling up independent studios it hopes can give it some of Zynga’s gold. It was started by Virgin Interactive games executives Tim Chaney (pictured) and Mark Opzoomer. Read more »

Canada

Roku is officially starting to sell its devices in Canada: The company will initially make two devices available for pre-order through its own site as well as online retailers this week. The boxes will pop up in stores later this month. Read more »

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at F8
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When most Comcast subscribers complain, it’s a blip. When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings vents to his 120,000 subscribers on Facebook, it’s a salvo. Reed Hastings doesn’t agree with Comcast’s approach to net neutrality and caps — and he wants everyone to know it. Read more »

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