Standing up for Internet freedom against the ITU and WCIT 2012

The most important event in digital media in 2012--the US and 55 other nations standing up for internet freedom against the ITU, WCIT 2012--

Standing up for Internet freedom, in Israel and the world | The Times of Israel: "Israel sided with the US — and 54 other countries — against changes to an international treaty that, some fear, could limit private use of the Internet and provide a basis for regimes to prevent their citizens from freely accessing and posting material on the Internet. The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai last week ended with ratification of the treaty that encourages governments to take an active role to “foster an enabling environment for the greater growth of the Internet.” The changes to the treaty were approved by 89 countries. The changes were approved in a resolution attached to a treaty for members of the UN-sponsored International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The resolution (which is not binding on members) does not explicitly mention limiting or banning Internet content, but does call on governments to take an active role in “ensuring Internet access for the benefit of their citizens.” While the resolution’s language was innocuous enough, it was the interpretation of that language that worried the US and other Western countries. The resolution, said the US, seemingly gives a “carte blanche” to governments to determine what those “benefits” should be, without an objective standard of freedom of access; countries could decide that free access to information was not “beneficial” for their citizens. The resolution thus appeared to be the beginning of a “slippery slope” which, if allowed to progress to its logical conclusion, would put an end to the Internet as a forum for the free exchange of ideas and opinions. . . . After the US announcement, other countries — including Israel — announced that they would not endorse the amendment either. And with good reason, said Meital Schwartz of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC). That slippery slope is a lot steeper than most people think. “The resolution isn’t the only problem,” she told The Times of Israel. “The entire treaty plants the seeds for a UN takeover of the Internet.”. . . “The fact that 89 countries voted to allow governments to remove certain content indicates a worrying development for the cause of Internet freedom,” Schwartz added. “The vote results obligate Israel to continue to fight for a free and open Internet, for the benefit of all.”

Thank you to the US and all 55 other countries standing up for internet freedom--and Happy New Year!

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The State of Online Video in 2012 and Trends for 2013

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Netflix encodes each movie 120 times

Netflix. from Kunal Bisla on Vimeo. To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times — Online Video News: "Getting Netflix streams to play on all of your devices requires a whole lot of encoding: The company is preparing 120 different versions of each movie to deal with different screen sizes and bandwidth requirements, according to a recently published behind-the-scenes video."

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Animate your memes

Animate your memes with Vimeo creator's new project, Moonbase | The Verge: " . . . Jake Lodwick, a programmer and filmmaker, made a name for himself in tech and media circles by helping to create Vimeo and College Humor in New York. After a few years spent largely out of the public eye he's moved to San Francisco and is ready to debut his new company, Elepath, and its first public project, Moonbase: a plug and play service that aims to make it easy for anyone to create complex animations and rich media for the web without having to know a thing about coding. "When you read the Steve Jobs article 'Thoughts on Flash', it explains that Flash is no longer necessary as a browser plugin, because HTML5 can handle all the animation and interaction natively. He didn't mention that there's no replacement for the desktop authoring app known as Flash CS6. So if you want to do rich media stuff in HTML5, you need serious Javascript wizards to build it from scratch, and those people are in extremely short supply," said Lodwick, during a chat last week. "What the world needs is an easy-to-use authoring tool for rich HTML5 content. That's what Moonbase is. It's a purely visual development environment so you can wire stuff up without writing any code.". . . "

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Four out of 10 Americans have connected their TV to the Internet

" . . . Four out of 10 Americans have connected their TV to the Internet, according to a new Forrester study. If you’re just talking about the whippersnappers in the 18-to-32 age bracket, the number shoots up to 6 in 10. Forrester credits Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PS3 for most of that; it says 42 percent of connected TV watchers are hooked up via a game console. If you’re an oldster like me — who remembers the days of rabbit ears, Pong and three broadcast networks — that number seems staggeringly high. And we can attach a few caveats below. But it’s not the first time we’ve seen stats like these. Earlier this fall NPD reported that TVs have become the most common screen for Web video-watching. And Netflix says the PS3 often generates more streams per day than PCs do. So if you’re willing to say these reports are at least directionally correct, it’s a big deal, at least for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and everyone else who has been waiting on this moment. . . ." (source: All Things D)

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Use Online Video to Enhance your Brand

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Aereo Adds First Cable Channel - Bloomberg TV

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and Chief Executive Chet Kanojia said in a written statement. . . ."

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77% of Brands Aren't Using Online Video Advertising

Advertising--an industry behind the times--

77% of Brands Aren't Using Online Video Advertising | ClickZ: "A new study from Kantar Media has found that 77 percent of brands are using national TV advertising exclusively. According to the study, only 23 percent of the brands surveyed were using online video. About 12 percent of brands reported that they were using both online video and national TV advertising. While another 11 percent said they were using online video advertising only. Kantar Media says that the restaurant and automotive industries were the most likely to use both advertising video platforms in the month of October. According to the study, 43 percent of the restaurant industry was using both online and national TV video ads. Kantar Media also found that 30 percent of automotive firms were using the two-platform video advertising method. The study reported that Internet communications and content companies were the most likely to use an online-only method for video advertising. Kantar says that 39 percent of Internet content and communications companies are using online video advertising exclusively. . . . "

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Television? or just video on another screen

Should we even call it television anymore?--soon it will all be (online mostly) video viewable on multiple kinds of screens--

The Gordian Knot of Television | MIT Technology Review: " . . . Why not just let Apple negotiate directly with networks for their content, cutting out the middleman? Basically, it’s a giant negotiation problem, though. As Patel points out, “instead of managing just a few major relationships with the cable providers, Apple would have to manage hundreds of relationships with content companies — companies that already have testy relationships with Apple services like the iTunes Store.” (And the man who deftly managed those relationships, Eddy Cue, has his hands full fixing Apple Maps at the moment.) If Apple, or whoever, took this route, it’s likely that the launched product would be missing a number of major channels. The other option is less intuitively pleasing, less Occam’s Razorish in its simplicity, but it’s probably fundamentally the more likely one. This is for Apple to basically allow cable companies to outsource their UI design to Apple. The cable companies actually make a lot of money off those interfaces, though, through ads, pay-per-view buttons, features shows and the like, so that will also be a huge negotiation. But there are some forward-thinking leaders in the cable industry who have signaled a willingness to make this happen. Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner’s CEO, is an interesting figure to watch. He recently said that he’s eager to see if Apple will make a TV of its own. “I hope they do,” he said, citing Apple’s “good interface and navigation skills.” Bewkes is canny, also aware of the potential threat of so-called “cord-nevers” to his business–young folk who, far from “cutting the cord” of cable, never really adopted it to begin with. The takeaway here is that there’s only so much speculation we observers in the tech press can provide on whether Apple or another company will provide the hardware and software to supposedly fix our TV woes. It’s a massive business and negotiating problem, and the battle to struggle to simplify our TV watching experience is probably happening on golf courses and in fancy restaurants, rather than in R&D divisions."

Actually it's already happening--YouTube has a huge lead--people want their "television" as "video on demand" on multiple devices--tablet, smartphone, notebook, desktop computer, and of course, "TV set" which is quickly becoming just another "screen."

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Internet Regulation by ITU = death of internet freedom

What upcoming event has the potential for the greatest negative impact on the future of all digital media? The upcoming WCIT conference where the ITU (a UN agency) is going to attempt to take control of the internet and allow countries like Russia and China destroy internet freedom. Read more below--and to take action go to Take Action – Google: "A free and open world depends on a free and open web."

In advance of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), the European Parliament has issued a resolution stating that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) should not have control over the web. The ITU is a United Nations agency responsible for telecommunications. It works to establish worldwide standards, coordinate shared global use of the radio spectrum and improve telecommunications infrastructure. December's WCIT has been organised to bring together governments from all over the world to renegotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), first signed in 1988. Since 1988, communications have changed enormously, and the ITU wants to make sure that its regulations cover the internet effectively. As outlined in our guide, more than 100 organisations including Google, have raised concerns about the event, believing that the ITU should stick to covering telecommunications and not encroach on the web. However the ITU argues that telecommunications is defined as "any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wired, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems", which implies that the internet might also be covered.Source: The European Parliament opposes ITU control of web (Wired UK)

Euro MPs: Do not let the ITU take control of the internet | ZDNet: "The European Parliament warned the revisions would be a mistake and urged EU member states to reject changes to international telecommunications regulations (ITR) in place since 1988. "Some ITR reform proposals being presented by the ITU member states would negatively impact the internet, its architecture, operations, content and security, business relations, internet governance and the free flow of information online," Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake and other lawmakers said in the motion for resolution. In addition, "the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over either internet governance or internet traffic flows," lawmakers said. At the moment, . . . ICANN and IANA have oversight of parts of the internet."

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Why I support the Internet Radio Fairness Act
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As a musician with Break of Reality, an independent music group, I would very much like to have my voice heard with regard to the Internet Radio Fairness Act. Internet radio has provided tremendous exposure for my band, Break of Reality, an independent ...

Mediator Joins Contentious Effort to Add a 'Do Not Track' Option to Web Browsing
New York Times
The idea was to work out a global standard for “Do Not Track,” a computer browser setting that would allow Internet users to signal Web sites, advertising networks and data brokers that they did not want their browsing activities tracked for marketing ...

ZTE unveils the smallest 4G LTE datacard available
ZTE has announced the launch of its MF823, a small dongle it touts as the smallest 4G LTE data card currently available. The little white unit has already launched in Kazakhstan, of all places, and is heading for Europe and Asia “soon.” The press ...

Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation ...
By Eric Johnson
Internet regulation is dangerous. Really, really dangerous. At least for those who like the Internet as-is.

1-In-5 Internet Users Always Read Privacy Policies, But That Doesn't ...
By Chris Morran
Though everyone is always saying “You've got to read the fine print,” most of us don't do it. According to a new study, only 16% of Internet users claim to always read privacy policies of the sites and online services with which they share their ...
The Consumerist

Darrell Issa proposes 2-year ban on Internet legislations, will appear ...
By Cory Doctorow
Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) has pretty good credentials as a friend of the Internet, being one of the early Congresscritters to stand up to SOPA and PIPA (though there's the little matter of sponsoring a corporatist bill to limit open access for ...
Boing Boing

A New Way Around China's Internet Filters
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A key method for circumventing China's Internet filters, virtual private networks have come into the crosshairs of the government lately. During the 18th Party Congress earlier this month many faced blockages and more recently China Digital Times has ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Netflix Bluffing Will Be Its Downfall

Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall
In case you haven't noticed, wannabe Hollywood analysts, er sorry, I mean tech bloggers the world over, are breathlessly opining and propagating news about NetflixCEO Reed Hastings estimate that Amazon is spending up to $1 billion annually on content ...


Livestream aimed at startup success
Asheville Citizen-Times
The livestream will be aired 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Mojo Coworking, 60 N. Market St., Suite C200 in downtown Asheville. The event is hosted by Venture Asheville, the initiative of the Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition to boost more new small ...

Move over Google TV and Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox Multimedia Box May Be In ...
Mobile Magazine
It seems that Apple TV and Google TV might be getting even more competition in the set-top box space. While this isn't the first time that the web has gossiped about such a device from Microsoft, it now seems that more sources are coming out and saying ...

3M And Roku Streaming Projector Not A Winner
World Internet TV on PC (blog)
The much-anticipated 3M Roku Streaming Projector finally launched, but reviews don't seem to be painting a good picture for the first-of-its-kind streaming up-the-wall projector. The device, which comes with a streaming stick with its $299 price tag ...

World Internet TV on PC (blog)

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Steady rise in online video revenues

Steady rise in online video revenues
Informa's Giles Cottle, principal analyst and author of the report, says that despite the online videomarket maturing, advertising will continue to be a larger revenue generator than subscriptions in 2017, as it is this year. According to the report ...

Global online video market worth $37bn in 2017
Advanced Television
According to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, the global online-video market will be worth $37 billion in 2017, driven by the popularity of services like Netflix and YouTube. This figure is made up of the three key video-revenue ...

Advanced Television

Online video to push the 3G/4G traffic and the smart phone sales
EE Herald
Leading telecom equipment maker Ericsson has shared its latest mobile phone market study where it finds approximately 40 percent of all phones sold in Q3 2012 were smartphones and the growth of smartphone data traffic is expected to exceed the overall ...

EE Herald

Pioneers of Digital: June Cohen and How TED Talks Reached You via Online ...
Huffington Post
YouTube was still in its nascent stage, and online video was starting to play a more and more important role on the Internet. In hindsight, the conditions may seem perfect. But at the time, 'almost no one I knew thought TEDTalks could succeed. Taped ...

What Is It Like To Work At Hulu?
The teams at Hulu care a great deal about making sure that everyone enjoys their time at the office. This leads to things like Bagel and Donut Fridays, bi-weekly Wind Downs, regular outings to the nearby Fox lot for movie screenings, and several fully ...

Lacquerous: “Netflix for Nails” Polish-Sharing Service
Fast Company
A beauty startup offering shared bottles of high-end nail polish by subscription a laNetflix may actually be dealing in a product more naturally compatible with the model than Netflix itself. About This Series. Fashion, retail, marketing, and ...

Fast Company

Hulu launches second screen service on Nintendo Wii
TBI Vision
Hulu's premium Hulu Plus customers can use the gamepad of the new Wii U console to access a range of second screen applications and find out more information about a given show while watching it on the main TV screen. Viewers can also watch content ...

Watch Grace Coddington's College Talk Live
WATCH Grace Coddington discuss her incredible life and career live on tonight, as we prepare to livestream her talk with celebrated fashion writer Sarah Mower. The internationally-renowned US Vogue creative director will take centre stage ...

Roku Offers Black Friday Deal
Black Friday Magazine
The Roku 2 XD is selling for $59.99, the same price as Roku's basic model. The XD allows viewers to choose from more than 500 entertainment channels, plus hundreds of free movies. It works on nearly every television, plays 1080p high-definition video ...

Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube Apps Now Available on Wii U
Nintendo World Report
Hulu Plus is a subscription on-demand video service that includes television episodes and movies. YouTube is mostly free along with full Movies and TV Shows available for purchase. Both apps will also be compatible with the upcoming Nintendo TVii.

Nintendo World Report

What's Happening on Hulu - From the Current - The Criterion ...
The selections in this week's festival of free films on Hulu are as much culinary delights as they are cinematic ones. The strudel looks sensational in Dušan Makavejev's Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator, and the ...
The Criterion Current

Maclean's Live: Question Period livestream with Twitter commentary ...
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Leonid and Zodiacal Light on Vimeo
610 shoots with a Nikon D3 and a Sigma 8 mm. Very lucky because the time- lapse was started ...

Why YouTube Videos go Viral

3 Reasons Why YouTube Videos go Viral | Business 2 Community: By Jeff Bullas "YouTube is seen by many aspiring musicians, potential movie stars and wannabes as the online portal to fame and riches. This is not without precedent, as the biggest music brand in the world, Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube. Last year he set a YouTube record as the first person to reach 2 billion video views (after achieving 94 million views in just one month). Following close behind are Rihanna and Lady Gaga who both have recently broken the 2 billion views barrier. YouTube is a vehicle to a global audience that local television cannot and it provides an easy to use social media technology that anyone can use. It is a platform and portal that is unprecedented in media history with its size size and scale. Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month Over 4 billion hours of video in 2011 it passed more than 1 trillion views for the year (or 140 views for every person on the planet) Over 72 hours of video uploaded every minute It is indeed a place to publish if you want access to an audience. The challenge though is creating the video content that will go viral. Some researchers believe they have discovered the secret sauce for video velocity at scale. Is it a Formula? A marketing professor Brent Coker claims to have discovered an algorithm for videos going viral and why people will some videos and ignore others and has titled this the “Branded Viral . . . "

The 4 most common online video blunders (and how to avoid them) | VentureBeat" . . . Putting All Your Eggs in YouTube’s Basket . . . Syndication Without Proper Branding . . . I’ve seen far too many examples of publishers being given credit for third-party videos that had weak or non-existent branding. Stopping After the First Click . . .Lack of Curation . . .  an important part of any video strategy, particularly on sites with a large content library. Why is good curation so important? Watching online video has traditionally been an intent-driven, search experience: users look for a video on a specific topic and stop watching once they’ve found what they want. Publishers need to think about how they can incorporate a stronger element of discovery into the experience through a smart programming strategy that encourages users to explore and watch multiple videos on relevant topics, much like the experience of watching related TV shows on the same channel. . . ."

THE DEATH OF TV: It's Not Just Comcast; DirecTV and Time Warner Cable Are Down Thousands Of Subscribers, Too. - Business Insider: "Comcast has some company in the land of cord-cutters. One day after we reported Comcast's Q2 2012 earnings showed a drop in nearly 400,000 television subscribers in the past year, two more cable giants disclosed the same problem. . . . "

Online video exempt--for now--from FCC emergency broadcast rules
The FCC said Internet-delivered video--unless it's provided by a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD)--need not comply with changes to its emergency information and video description rules in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued Nov. 19.

Top three Netflix competitors: Who's challenging the industry giant?
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has long held a position as reigning monarch in the online video streaming industry. This is due to a combination of factors including originality (it was the first large-scale operation of its kind), sheer amount of content and ...

CBS Interactive partners with SpotXchange to gain wider access to online video ...
Sydney, Australia – 21 November, 2012 – SpotXchange, Inc., the largest global marketplace of video ad inventory, today announced that it has partnered with leading Australian online publisher, CBS Interactive to include real-time bidding capabilities ...

Online Video Ad Views Spiked in October
Americans viewed nearly 11 billion video ads in October, as data from comScore Video Metrics reveals. That is a sharp spike after 3 flat months (9.6 billion in ...

First online, video on demand film festival announces line-up ...
By moviescope
Streams, Europe's first video on demand film festival, has announced its programme of films which are to be made available to screen through seven VoD providers.
movieScope Magazine

Food Network UK & Ooyala: A Recipe For Online Video Success ...
Food Network UK leverages Ooyala's online video technologies to reach and engage its viewers on all devices. The network uses Ooyala's end-to-end video ...

Hulu Plus now available on Wii U | VG247
By Brenna Hillier
Hulu has announced a Wii U version of its Hulu Plus app. As detailed on the streaming video service's developer blog, the app makes use of the Game Pad, allowing you to control your content, or even watch on the smaller screen at will.

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4 Tips for Aspiring Media Innovators

4 Tips for Aspiring Media Innovators: 1. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment “You’d be amazed at how risk-averse most media companies are,” he says. “They are terrified, in the current economic climate, to take any risks. Our advice is that rapid iteration, lean startup experimentation designed to produce minimum viable prototypes is crucial if newsrooms want to stay ahead of their competitors, who are increasingly non-media companies such as mobile operators, and digital companies.” 2. Don’t Try to Do It All Yourself “Find partners, build synergies, share the burden. Journalists and the media they work for are very competitive. They have a ‘scoop’ culture that hates sharing,” Arenstein says. “But, when it comes to innovation, you will be more successful if you share ideas and build off the shoulders (and platforms and technologies) of others. Be realistic: No newsroom or media organization is going to throw away all their legacy systems, or re-engineer their workflow systems, just to accommodate your project. Try making your project compatible with other important newsroom tools like DocumentCloudFrontlineSMSmySociety or scores of others.” 3. Stay Small and Agile “A vibrant innovation community is starting to take root in Africa. You don’t have to hire or contract massive teams of developers, who then lock you into particular approaches or solutions,” he says. “You can instead tap into things like Hacks/Hackers to find fellow travelers who will allow you to share ideas and collaborate for as long as it makes sense, before parting ways.” 4. Keep an Open Mind . . . . "

Hulu launches a video hub dedicated to gaming | VentureBeat: "For years now, I’ve had a monthly tradition where I’ll type “” in my browser on a lazy Sunday and spend a couple of hours watching the new movie trailers in glorious Quick Time. I’ve never had that same go-to resource for gaming trailers. That’s what Hulu wants to be with its new video game hub at The Fox/CBS/Disney-ABC co-owned Internet video-streaming service is looking to lure in more viewers with a dedicated home for game trailers, reviews, and essential information (like release dates). It also looks pretty with large high-definition image headers for featured titles."

Closing the loop of online video delivery
Broadcast Engineering
Beginning in 2011, Adobe Systems has continued to methodically build out its Project Primetime platform, to meet the increasing demand for high-quality online videoconsumption across all screens. The company figures now's the time to prepare for the...

Broadcast Engineering

Consumers Watched 11 Billion Online Video Ads in October
A new study from comScore finds that consumers watched 11 billion online video ads in October. According to the study, 183 million U.S. Internet users watched web-based videos in October. ComScore says that those viewers saw over 37 billion online ...

5 Reasons Marketers can be Thankful for Online Video
Business 2 Community
It's Thanksgiving week, and that means it's time to sit back, reflect, and express some serious gratitude. But if you were to create a list of things to be thankful for this year, would anything about your job make the cut? (Besides the fact that you ...

Tablets becoming first screen for some online video
Tablets are encouraging more viewing of long-form online programming. Online video platform provider Ooyala reports that the usage it has seen highlights continued growth in mobile and tablet video consumption. The overall share of tablet video viewing ...

Hastings: Netflix 'can make it in the long term'
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings has rejected the notion that it would be a benefit to the shareholders if his company was acquired by a wealthier firm. It's an idea that's gained credence ever since moneyman Carl Icahn bought a nearly 10 ...

American Music Awards 2012: Watch the Red Carpet Live Online (VIDEO)
On Sunday night, the biggest stars in music will arrive in style at the 2012 American Music Awards, held at the famed Nokia Theater in Hollywood. For those fashion enthusiasts out there who don't have access to a television, you can still catch all of ...

Global Digital Media - Video and Television in a Smart Connected World
Sacramento Bee
Web TV and online video have become recognised as a powerful format for both communicating online and providing a more dynamic experience. Online video over the Internet is being used by many different industries for advertising, marketing, ...

American Music Awards 2012 Live Stream: Watch Full p2p Online Video ...
Paris Star
Watch American Music Awards 2012 Live Stream Online Free. Cyndi Lauper said her musical playlist includes Pink, Nicki Minaj and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Boy band The Wanted is excited to see "Gangnam Style" PSY and Colbie Caillat wants ...

Rihanna To Stream London '777' Tour Gig Live Online - Video
Capital FM
Rihanna To Stream London '777' Tour Gig Live Online - Video. 19th November 2012, 10:48. The 'Diamonds' singer is set to celebrate the release of her new album 'Unapologetic' with secret UK gig tonight. Rihanna performs during the fifth stop of her 777 ...

Google Leaves Online Video Competitors Fighting for Scraps | Wall ...
By (Damien Hoffman)
Americans are still viewing massive amounts of online video...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Vimeo gets pay-per-view: six movies available for pre-launch test ...
Vimeo plans to open up its pay-per-view platform to content producer early next year. ... and a number of connected devices, including Apple TV, Boxee and Roku. ... People love their Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, so they are really going to have ... Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph 11/14/ ...
Popular streaming channels: Netflix: The king of movie and TV show streaming. $7.99/mo. YouTube: User-submitted videos and some original programming. Free. Hulu Plus: TV shows days after they air and some movies. $7.99/mo. Amazon Prime: A strong Netflix competitor with other Amazon benefits. $79/year. Crackle: Movies and TV mostly from Sony's library. Free. Vudu: Movie rental site owned by Walmart. Fees per movie

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