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Vid-Biz: Shakira, Current TV, Project Canvas

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Shakira Takes Your Questions on YouTube; the Colombian-born pop star, who recently went viral with the World Cup tribute song “Waka Waka,” will answer questions on any topic submitted via video or text. (Official YouTube Blog)

New Troubles at Current TV; after last year’s efforts to sell the cable channel were unsuccessful, Al Gore and his partners are focusing on overhauling the company. (Hollywood Rerter)

Half of Web Video Publishers Have Syndication Plans in Place; according to YuMe’s Chief Revenue Officer Scot McLernon, premium publishers like Fox and have syndication plans to spread their content. (Beet.TV)

BBC’s Project Canvas venture gains approval; the BBC’s governing body has approved the project, which is likely to be launched early next year under the name YouView. (Financial Times)

Microsoft Sees Strong Online Ad Growth; Digital advertising will continue to grow strongly for the next four to five years, driven by online video and emerging markets, according to Microsoft (s MSFT) vice president Darren Huston. (Reuters)

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