Vid Biz: Ze Frank Funding, Ustream Filters, True Blood Badges


Ze Frank Gets $500,000 to Play Games From Andreessen Horowitz, Betaworks, Lerer Ventures, and Ron Conway; the popular video podcaster is staffing up but hasn’t revealed his plans for the gaming startup. (TechCrunch)

TiVo Collaborates with Netgear and HP for NAS; users will be able to store shows on their NAS and then access them through the TiVo UI. (Zatz Not Funny)

NYC Media and Howcast Announce Content Partnership; cross-platform content includes QR codes on real-life objects. (

Is YouTube Still a Money Pit? Or Is Google Just Really, Really Modest; Google didn’t comment on YouTube’s revenue during yesterday’s earnings call. (MediaMemo)

Fans of True Blood, rejoice! The Truebie and Maker awards are back by popular demand;
HBO extends partnership with Tunerfish to promote True Blood (Tunerfish Blog)

Ustream Launches Improved Measures to Protect Copyright Holders and Vobile Integration;
live video co first integrated Vobile into its pay-per-view offering, now extends it across its entire site. (emailed release)

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