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Vid-Biz: NBCU, blinkx, DAVE

NBCU Sought Cut of Apple Hardware Sales; network head Jeff Zucker said tensions between the two were partly because Apple made millions on hardware sales on the back of his content and they wouldn’t budge on pricing. All this in time for the public beta launch of NBC-backed Hulu. (Variety)

blinkx Hits 18 Million Hours of Video; service has indexed mountains of video, audio, viral and TV content, but curiously doesn’t mention how many items are indexed; also claims to have developed more than 220 media partnerships. (release)

DAVE to Use YuMe to Sell Ads; YuMe to sell ads across the peer-to-peer video distribution system. (TV Week)

College Sports Recruiting Scores with Video; prospective athletes submitting a link to highlight reels online to desired schools is now par for the course. (The New York Times)

Federal Mediator Steps into WGA Talks; presence of mediator adds a new wrinkle to the contentious negotiations, but might not change anything before the strike deadline on Wednesday. (Hollywood Reporter)