Vid-Biz: Adobe Flash, Google TV, Cisco Quad

Adobe Says Flash Gaining in Smartphone Market; Adobe sees its Flash Player on more than 250 million smartphones by the end of 2012, despite Apple’s ban on using the popular multimedia software on its iPhone. (Reuters) Meanwhile, Flash Player 10.1 is now available for PCs. (Flash player team blog)

Google TV Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think; each year, TV drives roughly $70 billion in advertising and an equal amount in cable and satellite fees — and Google wants to be part of that market. (Forrester blog)

Cisco Gets Into the Social Network Business With Quad; Quad takes advantage of Cisco’s existing strength in voice and video communication, and will be the first social network that combines “asynchronous” communication with live video. (VentureBeat)

Dish, Univision Deliver Dedicated World Cup Channel; the new “all FIFA World Cup, all the time” channel provides viewers access to Univision recaps, highlights and primetime replays of the most exciting games from the day before. (Multichannel News)

Quantcast Scores as Video Metrics Battle Heats Up; the media measurement and analytics company scored a major win against its rivals in a bid to land Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation. (TubeFilter)

Truveo Launches Video Search App On Facebook; the new Truveo Facebook app allows users to search a database of videos and channels directly within the social network as well as share videos with others. (WebProNews)

ITV, C4, Five Jointly File In Court Against TVCatchup; ITV, Channel 4 and Five confirmed that they issued joint legal proceedings against TVCatchup. (paidContent:UK)

World Cup Fever: Internet Has Busiest News Day; Akamai today is showing on its Web site that it is the busiest day for bandwidth demand for news sites. (Beet.TV)

Rogers Pushes TV Everywhere; Where’s Everyone Else?; the success of TV Everywhere at Rogers raises the question of where things stand with TV Everywhere in the US. (VideoNuze)

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