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Vid-Biz: Flixwagon, AFTRA, Youku

Flixwagon Now Publicly Available; mobile broadcasting service also adds features like quality adjustments, two-way text chat, and group sharing. (TechCrunch)

AFTRA Ratifies Studio Contract; actors’ union sticks it to SAG as 62 percent of AFTRA members vote “yes” to the deal, SAG set to give its response to studios tomorrow. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Youku Gets Video License; Chinese government gives the OK to the video site, which should help it avoid a shutdown like fellow site (Silicon Alley Insider)

VideoIQ Raises $10 Million; video surveillance company raises second round led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, with existing investors Matrix Partners and Atlas Venture re-upping. (VentureBeat)

NHK Joins Joost; Japanese public broadcaster to bring a selection of its content to the web TV service. (emailed release)

Online Video Ad Growth to Slow; Magna predicts gains of 45 percent to $805 million for 2009 compared with growth of 54.2 percent in 2008. (paidContent)

What’s the Best Way to Export Your Vid Files for Web Upload? TubeMogul combed through the major video sites to create a chart to navigate resolutions, codecs and file sizes. (TubeMogul)