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Vid-Biz: Vidly, A&E, DOJ Gets Money, Changes Name to Vidly; video add-on for Twitter avoids competitor confusion with the name change and gets a $500,000 angel round. (TechCrunch)

A&E Television to Buy Lifetime; financial terms not disclosed, Lifetime will be a subsidiary of A&E and branding will remain separate. (paidContent)

Justice Dept. Hands Out Grants to Fight Piracy; DOJ shells out $1.9 million to law enforcement agencies around the country. (Variety)

A Preview of ESPN’s Hologram; here’s a taste of how the technology looks (much better than election night). (Broadcasting & Cable)

Blockbuster Expands Kiosk Program Into Grocery Stores; 57 Big Y grocery stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut will get the DVD rental boxes. (Video Business)

How Vizio Became the Top-Selling TV in the U.S.; a combination of timing, following the competition and making technology that was “good enough.” (The New York Times)

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