Vid-Biz: StreetFire,, Brightcove

StreetFire and Car Domain Merge; top two car social networks combine, Streetfire CEO Glenn Rogers to run the new entity. Both companies recently went through layoffs. (TechCrunch, our profile of StreetFire from 2007) Adds Facebook, Twitter and MySpace Functionality; now users can comment with friends as they watch people eating cereal or pirated copies of World Wide Wrestling. ( Blog)

Brightcove: Newspapers Turning More Towards Video; video platform says that of the newspapers using its service, the total number of videos uploaded grew by nearly 1,500 percent in 2008, with a 365 percent growth in total video streams served. (Brightcove Blog)

WatchMojo Crosses the 50 Million Streams Mark; company produces its own professional video content and distributes it across social networking and media sites. (release)

Turner Signs Attributor; service will monitor the web for Turner-owned video content that pops up. (Multichannel News)

Nielsen: 3.8 Million Homes Still Not Ready for DTV; DTV readiness increased by 610,000 homes in Marchl switch happening June 12. (Broadcasting & Cable)

lonelygirl15 Cameos in Funny or Die Video; web celeb Jessica Rose parties poolside with real celebs like Zac Efron and Queen Latifah in this comedy clip.