Vid-Biz: Boxee, White House, WidgeTVs

Boxee Clones Mozilla to Get Hulu; in the ongoing back and forth, the media platform mimics Firefox, so if Hulu wants to block it again, it will have to block all Firefox users. (Silicon Alley Insider) That may be an unwanted expansion for Hulu, but where the company does want to grow is internationally, and to do so it hired Johannes Larcher as its new VP of International; he’s tasked with leading the site’s push outside the U.S. (

Submit a Question to the White House About the Economy; President Obama encourages citizens to create videos of themselves asking questions about the current economic situation. (

Samsung Releases Widget-Enabled TV; the LED TV 7000 has the Yahoo Widget engine and costs $3,000. (The Wall Street Journal)

Numa Numa Kid Does Geico Commercial; following in the footsteps of Tay Zonday, the portly dancer does a viral video spot with an insurance gecko. (Adrants)

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Apple Extends Genius to TV Shows and Movies; iTunes will make recommendations based on what you have already bought. (Ars Technica)

Academic Earth Wants to Be the Hulu of Higher Learning; site aggregates full courses and lectures from the likes of Yale, Harvard, MIT and more. (TechCrunch)

Chinese Video Site to Use U.S. Company’s Copyright Filter; to adopt Vobile’s filter. (PC World)

ATAS, NATAS Settle Dispute Over Web Content; after long fued, two television academies will make web content eligible for both the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards. (Broadcasting & Cable)