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Vid-Biz: Charter on Nasdaq, Trivial Pursuit on YouTube, Rogers Rentals

Charter To List On NASDAQ; in a statement, Charter Communications said that it expected to list its shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market on Sept. 14 under the symbol “CHTR.” (Multichannel News)

Hasbro Brings Trivial Pursuit to YouTube; in the ‘You vs. YouTube’ experiment, Hasbro has pitted the public against YouTube stars like the Davies-Carr brothers (from ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’) in a giant online tournament. (YouTube blog)

Rogers Unspools Online Movie Rentals; the cable provider plans to launch online movie rentals in mid-October as an extension to its “TV Everywhere” service. (Multichannel News)

Stanford Student Creates YouTube Instant, Gets Job Offer; Stanford student Feross Aboukhadijeh created a real-time search engine for YouTube videos and caught the attention of YouTube CEO Chad Hurley. (VentureBeat)

Panasonic Adds Netflix Streaming to VIERA Cast HDTVs & Blu-ray Players; if you have a 2010 Panasonic HDTV or Blu-ray player, the Netflix video streaming widget should have recently shown up in a software update. (Engadget)

Qik Has 3.5M Users, Projects 75M Installs In Next Year; CEO Bhaskar Roy says that Qik currently has 3.5 million users, and is adding nearly 500,000 users each month. (TechCrunch)

Where Will Money Come From For Pay TV Price Increases?; Bernstein Research says the cable and satellite industries face a “new normal” of reduced discretionary consumer spending, which could make price increases for cable and satellite service problematic. (Multichannel News)