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SAG Contract Fight Heads to YouTube; Tom Hanks and other celebs urge actors to vote yes on the contract offered by the AMPTP. (The Wrap)

YouTube Looks to Create SafeTube; standalone site would be family-friendly version of the video site. (Guardian)

Showtime Uses the Kindle to Market New Show; pay network offering a free, downloadable version of the pilot script for Nurse Jackie. (Ad Age)

Russian Authorities Bust BitTorrent Tracker; the country had been considered a safe haven for such sites; this is believed to be the first such raid against a BitTorrent tracker (though the site still operates out of the Netherlands). (TorrentFreak)

Bing Thumbnails Let You Watch Entire Video with Sound; wonders if Microsoft’s new search site pushes fair use too far. (

Asia-Pacific Region to Lead Telco TV Subscription Charge; ABI Research predicts that APAC will deliver 37 percent compound annual growth rate over the next three years. (release) Streams E3; gaming conference goes live on and this week. (stream)