YouTube Attracts 8.4 Billion Streams In January

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 Online video usage in the U.S. is up significantly from the same time last year as time spent viewing video on a PC/Mac/laptops from home and work locations increased 45 percent, according to a new report from Nielsen. The number of unique online video viewers only increased by 3.1% from last January, but the level of activity was up as …

Acquisition Rumors Again Connect Google, Next New Networks

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Rumors have indicated that Google could acquire a company called Next New Networks since at least December, and as of now, neither company has anything to announce.  A new round of reports has surfaced, however, indicating that the purchase might soon occur. The acquisition would make sense in a number of ways.  First, whether or not you’ve heard of Next …

Hulu Surpasses 1.2 Billion Monthly Video Ad Impressions

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Americans viewed 5.9 billion video ads in December, with Hulu generating the highest number of video ad impressions at more than 1.2 billion, according to Friday’s release of the comScore Video Metrix. Tremor Media Video Network ranked second overall (and highest among video ad networks) with 1.0 billion ad views, followed by ADAP.TV (682… [[ This is a content summary …

Hulu Plus Makes Appearance On Sony Dash

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Hulu Plus, the $9.99 per month service that has so far failed to attract much positive attention, scored another (small) victory today.  Now Hulu Plus is available through the Sony Dash, a device designed to inhabit bedrooms, kitchens, and offices. A little more info on the Dash in case you’re unfamiliar with it: Sony describes it as "a Wi-Fi connected …

See What Your Facebook Friends “Like” On Any Site

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A new website called Likebutton.me uses Facebook’s just-launched Social Plugins features to show you a list of all the items your Facebook friends “Liked” across several websites like YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, Flickr, The Wall Street Journal, IMDB and numerous others. It basically just splashes the Activity Feed Social Plugins for each website all up onto one page. You can view …

“Glee” Explained in 60 Seconds [VIDEO]

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Are you confused by this whole “Glee“ thing currently overtaking the Interwebs? Then watch this video that the brilliant minds at Babelgum and LandlineTV put together. This parody pretty much sums up everything you need to know about FOX’s hit TV show in just over a minute. After you get clued in, we highly recommending hitting up Hulu or iTunes …

FRIDAY POLL: Which iPad Apps are You Most Excited About?

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Yes, it’s that time once again, folks — time for the Weekly Poll! So… Have you heard about this thing called the iPad? I think it’s coming out… tomorrow? Yeah, with Steve Jobs’s shiny baby popping up all over TV, pre-orders rolling in and folks already in line to snag one (even if they are professional line-sitters), you’d have to …

Hulu iPad App on the Way, Possibly Subscription Model? [RUMOR]

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It comes as a shock to no one that Hulu is most probably working on an iPad app, as four different sources have told the New York Times. Those sources also say the company is interested in testing out a subscription model in the iPad version. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, who has been traditionally tight-lipped about the topic of subscriptions, …