Vid-Biz: YouTube, Canoe, Silverlight 4

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Is YouTube’s Safety Mode Safe? Not Very; Google released Safety Mode on YouTube in February, but unfortunately the filter didn’t work. (NY Times Gadgetwise Blog)

NBCU Profit Dips in Q1; NBC Universal recorded a 49% fall in profit in the first quarter to $199 million. (Multichannel News)

Canoe Hires Analytics Guru; the advanced-advertising joint venture appointed Madison Avenue metrics maven Gerard Broussard to the newly created position of vice president of research and analytics. (Multichannel News)

Redstone Extends Viacom CEO Dauman’s Gig Through 2016; following an extension that keeps Les Moonves at CBS through 2015, Sumner Redstone has locked in Philippe Dauman as CEO of Viacom through 2016. (paidContent)

Microsoft Ships Silverlight 4; Microsoft has made the Silverlight 4 plugin available for download at www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight, and will deliver a release candidate of Expression Blend compatible with the new version of Silverlight. (eWeek)

Univision Launches Soccer App for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch; the digital division of US Spanish-language broadcaster announced that it has launched a free, video-enabled soccer application, called Univision Futbol. (InteractiveTV Today)

Widevine Selects Arxan to Secure Digital Entertainment; Widevine has licensed Arxan’s Application Hardening and Key Protection Solutions for its multiplatform DRM platform. (press release)

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