Vid-Biz: Playboy, Graspr, Babelgum

Playboy Dumping DVDs for Online; company will also layoff 80 people in a bid to save $12 million. (paidContent)

Graspr Introduces gCard; technology will carry the identity of the video creator wherever the video is embedded. (TechCrunch)

Babelgum Keeping the Download Client; online TV service is not going the way of Joost and Hulu. (paidContent)

NBC Marketing Exec Leaves to Form Production and New Media Company; Vince Manze departing the peacock after 18 years, says he’s working on a reality show/online game hybrid. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Heavy Offering Crash Before its TV Debut; men’s video site to get preview clips and first episode of the new Starz dramatic series. (MediaWeek)

Edgeware AB Partners with 3rdi Technology; deal will integrate Edgeware’s web TV servers into the Guardian Video Community Platform. (emailed release)