Vid-Biz: Microsoft, Generate, Streaming

Microsoft Meeting with Netflix; in light of partnerships and close ties, would the Redmond giant be a better buyer than Amazon? (All Things D)

Generate Adds $2M to Series A; video production and talent management firm has now raised $8 million in round from Fuse Capital and MK Capital. (paidContent)

Is Streaming Replacing Downloading? Techdirt doesn’t buy the findings of recent research about kids dumping file-sharing for legal streaming. (Techdirt)

TiVo Wants $1B From Dish/EchoStar; sealed motion shows TiVo seeking massive amount for contempt of permanent injunction. (Zatz Not Funny)

CinemaNow Will Have Yahoo TV Widget; Sonic Solutions will enable rental and purchase of movies directly through widget. (Video Business) Meanwhile, Blockbuster Will Be Built Into Samsung TVs; rentals will also launch this fall. (Associated Press)

ClipSync Launches Social Viewing Facebook App; watchers can view Big Brother 11 and The Young and the Restless for now. (release)

Brightcove Officially Launches Localized White-label Video in Japan; comes out of Japanese subsidiary established last year. (release)

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