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Spotify’s On TV, But It Still Needs Partner Deals; Spotify has been offering pay-TV operators a set top box version of the music service for some time now, but it just launched in Sweden and Finland. (paidContent)

Rogers’ TV Everywhere Passes 100K Subs; Less than three weeks after launching its TV Everywhere product, about 100,000 Rogers Communications subscribers have registered for access to site. (Light Reading Cable)

Roku Users Choke Netflix Service; Netflix’s Internet streaming-on-demand service apparently has been overwhelmed by Roku’s set-top box. (Multichannel News)

Logitech Brings HD Video Chat to the Masses; Logitech aims to make HD video chat easier with the introduction of its latest generation of high-definition webcams and its new Vid HD software. (VentureBeat)

Transpera Shakes Up Management Team; the mobile ad startup has appointed Greg Ballard CEO and Alex Galvagni COO, with former CEO Frank Barbieri assuming the role of Chief Product Officer. (press release)

Viacom Declares First Dividends Since 2006; the cable programming giant declared its first quarterly dividend on Wednesday and reinstated a stock repurchase program, addressing questions about how it would invest its extra cash. (Reuters)

World Cup Mobile TV May Miss The Goal; it’s likely mobile TV take-up will remain a minority sport — because of the way it’s offered and because matches will be richer viewed on proper TV. (paidContent:UK)

TV Guide Launches Android App; if you’re the sort of person who likes to know what’s on TV at a specific time, TV Guide has launched an official Android app, providing listings for most US TV markets. (Zatz Not Funny!)