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YouTube, Homeland Security, and New Media Title: YouTube, Homeland Security, and New Media
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 31, 2006

YouTube proudly says "Broadcast Yourself" in its logo. For most that means putting ridiculous videos of karaoke or cat tricks onlne. But what about breaking news that no one else will air...

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Archos Portable Video Units Title: Archos Portable Video Units
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 30, 2006

I read with interest a product review done by EDN (the voice of the electronics engineer). It was about the 4th generation of Archos portable devices. I am familiar with this vendor because their...

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The Times, They Are A Changing Title: The Times, They Are A Changing
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 30, 2006

The New York Times Co. announced its acquisition from Hollywood Media Corp of a film and television database called "Baseline StudioSystems" for $35 million in cash. Just to make it clear:...

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Google to TV: Cant We All Just Be Friends? Title: Google to TV: Cant We All Just Be Friends?
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 30, 2006

Just as Google delves deeper and deeper into online video the company's PR hawks are out in full force to declare it is not a media company. It aims to be friends with media companies rather than...

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Don't Blinkx now but Lycos is in a deal Title: Don't Blinkx now but Lycos is in a deal
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 30, 2006

lycos has put in place an alliance with video search engine Blinkx. Through the deal, blinkx will add its index of more than four million hours of searchable video content -- including clips of TV...

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It's always darkest before the dawn Title: It's always darkest before the dawn
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 28, 2006

Interactive gaming, a $20 billion business, is being eyed by U.S. TV networks. With successful shows already offered in Europe, TBS this week rolls out "Midnight Money Madness," a series...

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Zune's Picture Becomes Clearer Title: Zune's Picture Becomes Clearer
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 26, 2006

Just how Microsoft plans to challenge Apple's iPod is becoming a little clearer. Microsoft filed some specifications for the Zune digital-media player with the Federal Communications Commission...

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AOL offers movie downloads, sort of Title: AOL offers movie downloads, sort of
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 25, 2006

Much is being made of the news that AOL has started selling downloads of full-length movies from four studios--20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros....

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Yahoo Ends Bangs 'Adventures' Title: Yahoo Ends Bangs 'Adventures'
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 25, 2006

Yahoo is canceling "Richard Bangs Adventures" only a year after launching the video travelogue as one of its first original shows. A Yahoo spokesman said that the program, featuring veteran...

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The Adpocalypse is upon us Title: The Adpocalypse is upon us
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 24, 2006

I popped over to YouTube and there it was: a commercial for Warner Brother's movie Beerfest. That ad was followed by a front page video ad featuring Paris Hilton, in which the celebrity directly...

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Yahoo launches Fall TV Preview Title: Yahoo launches Fall TV Preview
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 24, 2006

Yahoo launched a new site devoted to the fall prime-time lineup called, appropriately enough, Yahoo TV Fall 2006 Preview. It includes detailed information about 34 of the major networks'...

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TiVo vs. EchoStar, round 3 Title: TiVo vs. EchoStar, round 3
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 24, 2006

Forbes has an article about TiVo's Ups And Downs. Here is a quick timeline to catch most of us up who don't bother to keep up with the latest from the court battle between EchoStar and TiVo....

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Sony is part of a "Group' Hug Title: Sony is part of a "Group' Hug
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 24, 2006

Video sharing sites are a hot commodity. I recall reading somewhere that venture capitalists have poured more than $150 Million into 40 or more new startups just in the first 6 months of this year....

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Might Al Gore have the last laugh? Title: Might Al Gore have the last laugh?
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 16, 2006

San Francisco Chronicle (via Online Media Daily) It may have raised a collective Eyebrow when former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt introduced Current TV, the San Francisco-based...

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MSN Video has Weeds Title: MSN Video has Weeds
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 16, 2006

Good news for fans of Showtime's "Weeds" and the new defunct Fox series "Arrested Development" MSN Video announced that it is making the second-season premiere of...

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CBS expands its innertube Title: CBS expands its innertube
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 16, 2006

A few months ago, CBS launched a broadband television channel called innertube. Like the CBS network on television, it provides its shows for free, supported by ads. When I last checked it out, it...

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Its nice too own so many thing Title: Its nice too own so many thing
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 14, 2006

We know that Rupert Murdock owns a lot of things besides U.S. Senators - particularly businesses that can be put together to deliver video direct to viewers. The companies involved in their latest...

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The Agony of Defeat Title: The Agony of Defeat
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 11, 2006

I recall a breakfast when a highly placed executive at Time Warner speculated to me that someday one of the three major broadcast networks would go to 100% sports programming to combat DVR...

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MySpace is Growing Fast Title: MySpace is Growing Fast
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 11, 2006

Nielsen//NetRatings is reporting that MySace has grown faster than Yahoo, Google, or any of the other of the Web's top brands during the last year. MySpace last month drew 46 million unique...

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TNT Launches Broadband Channel Title: TNT Launches Broadband Channel
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 10, 2006

Turner Broadcasting Systems's TNT Network will launch its first broadband channel, DramaVision, next Tuesday. The network plans to offer a host of programs on the channel, including the...

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MTV Networks Buys Gaming, Video Sites Title: MTV Networks Buys Gaming, Video Sites
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 10, 2006

Viacom is in the online video news a lot this week. First, was the groundbreaking news of their partnering with Google to distribute television content to web sites along with an advertising revenue...

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I Want My Google Title: I Want My Google
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 09, 2006

View image REMEMBER WHEN PEOPLE WANTED THEIR MTV? Now, it seems, they want their Google. MTV included. Twenty-five years ago, [MTV] was the drawing card. Everyone wanted it. ... Content-starved teens...

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Video on Demand has little implact on DVD's Title: Video on Demand has little implact on DVD's
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on August 07, 2006

Movie studios are masters of "release windows" which means that they try to milk the most money from their movies in one venue before allowing it to move on to the next. For example, a...

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Google and Viacom team up; deal includes video and Adsense Title: Google and Viacom team up; deal includes video and Adsense
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 07, 2006

When Viacom and CBS split into two separate media entities, the convention wisdom was that Viacom would be the "growth" vehicle. But since then, the stock has continued to drift lower, CBS...

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AOL jumps on the broadband video bandwagon Title: AOL jumps on the broadband video bandwagon
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 03, 2006

AOL is in the news a lot this week. But perhaps missed is that AOL announced that it plans to introduce an ambitious new video portal that aspires to become the leading web destination for online...

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Does ESPN stand for Everone Should Pay Now? Title: Does ESPN stand for Everone Should Pay Now?
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 03, 2006

When it comes to watching video on the Web, some companies charge consumers for access. Others offer it free. Then there is ESPN who has decided to charge Internet service providers for the right to...

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Will the Food Network be blocked? Title: Will the Food Network be blocked?
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 03, 2006

Tricia Despres writes that dinner in front of the TV isn't just for the home anymore. A study by the National Restaurant Association says that many eateries plan to add tableside TV and Internet...

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Show Me the Money Title: Show Me the Money
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 03, 2006

Online Content Aggregators like AOL, Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Apple, and others are in the early experimentation stages of rolling out video services. Yet, "they will have some dramatic...

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The Devil Wears Prada and watches Metacafe? Title: The Devil Wears Prada and watches Metacafe?
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 03, 2006

Online video Web sites are popping up everywhere. So why not add one more to the mix? Arik Czerniak, CEO of Metacafe .com, says the site is the "Prada of online video," because you'll...

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Microsoft IPod 'Killer' Is Doomed Title: Microsoft IPod 'Killer' Is Doomed
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 02, 2006

Earlier today I passed along a blog entry about Microsoft's Muse product called "What does George Jetson think of Microsoft?" So it is only fair to present a contrary opinion from the...

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What does George Jetson think of Microsoft? Title: What does George Jetson think of Microsoft?
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 02, 2006

Alereon CEO Eric Broockman discusses rumors and reality surrounding Microsoft's Zune, as well as the roles UWB may play in future digital-audio players. "For a moment though, let's...

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