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Vid-Biz: Facebook, Vevo, Metacafe

Facebook Grows Video Presence; data from comScore’s Video Metrix suggests the number of unique US users viewing video content on Facebook has grown from 13.3 million in April 2009 to 41.3 million a year later. (ClickZ)

Vevo Passes Hulu in Users, Finds Hispanic Niche; in five months, Vevo has surged, hitting 44 million unique users in April, according to comScore. (MediaWeek)

Metacafe Lands $5M for Curated Movie Site; online video sharing site Metacafe has secured $5 million of an expected $6 million in debt, options, warrants and securities, according to a filing with the SEC. (VentureBeat)

Adobe Tries Creeping Back Onto the iPad, With Help From Greystripe; the software company, along with mobile ad network Greystripe, says it will be creating ads in HTML5 that work on the iPhone and iPad’s Flash-free Safari browser. (MediaMemo)

CNN’s Skype Deal Broke UK TV Regulation; UK regulator Ofcom says Skype’s sponsorship of the Connector Of The Day segment in host Becky Anderson’s Connect The World show contravened rule 9.1 of the UK’s Broadcasting Code. (paidContent)

HTML5 Video Made Hackable By; Serial entrepreneur Scott Rafer has unveiled, an HTML5 video delivery platform that allows you to put any video file’s URL in and you’ll get an HTML5 embed code. (ReadWriteWeb)

Smartclip Launches New Multi-Screen Video Advertising Platform in Europe; the new video ad platform allows advertisers to use the same ad format on a number of devices, including PCs, smartphones, TVs and game consoles. (press release)