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Vid-Biz: WonderWheel, Mobile Vids, MovieIQ

YouTube Adds WonderWheel! Search tool graphically shows other video recommendations; site also introduced improved search, and downloadable MP4 files of your work. (YouTube Blog)


U.S. Mobile Video Revenue to Hit $350 Million This Year; up from $300 million in 2008, with growth spurred by increase in smart phone adoption, according to SNL Kagan. (Video Business)

Sony Launching a “Pop-Up Video”-Like Trivia Service for Films; MovieIQ lets you call up information related to the exact scene you are watching on net-connected Blu-ray devices. (VentureBeat)

Dollhouse Had Highest Percentage of DVR Viewers for the 2008-09 TV Season; 32 percent of all viewing was done on a DVR; followed by The Office, Heroes, Lost and 90210. (TV by the Numbers)

Justin.TV Adds DVR Features; “Continue Watching This Later” button lets you will record a video so you can come back to it. (TechCrunch)

D’oh! Homer Simpson’s Voice on GPS Device; TomTom navigation devices now offer directions voiced by the famous animated father. (The Hollywood Reporter) Sample some directions here.

France-Telecom Orange Rolling Out VOD Site; “Welles” to offer ad-supported streaming of TV shows, movies as well as some consumer-generated content. (Variety)