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Brightcove Hires David Mendels as President/COO; current board member and former EVP and GM of Adobe’s enterprise software division will be responsible for Brightcove’s international expansion efforts and operations. (paidContent)

Samsung Chooses RealD’s 3D Technology; Korean CE manufacturer has reached a deal with RealD to help it launch 3D TV sets for the home in 2010. (Broadcasting & Cable)

4Chan Presents YouTube Porn Day; the event is being organized in response to one account, Lukeywes1234, being suspended by YouTube. (TechCrunch)

Who Will Win the UK VOD Arms Race?; 2010 will be the year when a glut of competing services vie to be one of the UK’s main VOD aggregators. (paidContent)

Broadcom Launches New Chips to “Connect Everything”; at CES, the chip maker will demo communication between set-tops, digital TVs, broadband routers, and Blu-ray players. (VentureBeat)

Connectable Mobile Devices Forecast to Surge; Global manufacturers will ship about 58 million mobile broadband-enabled devices in 2014, compared to about 1 million shipped in 2008, ABI Research said in a report. (Video Business)

MIPS Bets Big on Android for the Digital Home; the chip designer hopes that Google’s Android operating system will become popular not only in cell phones, but in digital home devices as well. (VentureBeat)

Opera and GooMe Partner for Hybrid TV; the companies plan to deliver modular Web-based solutions for experiencing TV, web and home media for the set-top box and DTV industry. (Broadband TV News)

Writer’s Guild East Signs 13 More Digital Media Creators; New York-based union signed up 22 digital media production companies for the year. (Tubefilter)

InOutTV and Electra Announce Interactive TV Platform Service for Spain; Nationwide service availability will commence from first quarter 2010 over InOutTV’s digital terrestrial network. (IPTVwatch)