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Vid-Biz: YouTube’s War Room, BBC iPad App, NCAA in 3-D

Inside YouTube’s War Room; every day since the redesign, core members of the team have met in what has been dubbed the “YouTube War Room,” a conference center where the team gathers to discuss and address the feedback coming from YouTube’s forums, blog post comments and even the Twitterverse. (Mashable)

BBC iPad App Popular In U.S., But Brits May Be Denied; the BBC may have postponed its planned mobile phone apps for regulatory scrutiny in its native UK, but in the U.S., where it operates commercially, the new iPad app is already a big hit. (paidContent:UK)

Malone Steps Down From DirecTV Board; Liberty Media chairman John Malone is resigning from DirecTV’s board, reducing his 24.3 percent voting interest in the company to a 3 percent stake and exchanging his 21.8 million Class B shares for 26 million Class A shares. (Multichannel News)

The Problems with the iPad and Streaming Video; the iPad may be a marvelous and elegant new kind of computing device, but the inconsistent WiFi connection and subsequent buffering is insufferable for consuming streaming video. (Beet.TV)

UK Government Forced To Drop Key Clauses in Digital Economy Bill; the U.K. government will sacrifice clauses enabling the national rollout of replacement ITV regional news services and giving Ofcom more power as part of last-minute political horse-trading to get the Digital Economy Bill passed into law. (paidContent:UK)

Vuguru Bulks Up; the Internet production firm backed by Michael Eisner’s Tornante and Canada’s Rogers Communications continues to beef up its exec ranks with the appointment of Miramax production alum Kristin Jones as chief creative officer. (Variety)

Funai Taps Widevine for Distribution on Connected Devices; Funai — which manufactures CE devices sold under the Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania and Emerson brands — will incorporate adaptive streaming technology and DRM from Widevine. (InteractiveTV Today)

Cisco Sees Flip Camera Catching on with Corporate Users; The Flip camera is finding its way into the corporates suites of Proctor & Gamble, Cisco and other big companies. (Beet.TV)

YouTube’s Chad Hurley Tapped for Streamys Visionary Award; the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Web Television has selected YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley to receive its inaugural Visionary Award at the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards. (Tubefilter)