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  • YouTube music might be a win for other Google services

    A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.

    Written by Zach Miners20 Aug. 14 11:34
  • Twitter sets the stage for video ads

    Twitter is looking to boost its advertising business by letting more businesses pay to include video in their tweets.

    Written by Zach Miners13 Aug. 14 04:52
  • Yahoo acquires video streaming startup RayV

    Yahoo has acquired online video streaming company RayV with the aim of distributing content to more people, particularly via mobile devices.

    Written by Zach Miners12 July 14 07:12
  • Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

    After shutting down its in-house book and music services, Samsung Electronics is closing the company's Video and Media Hub, which hasn't been able to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Google.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 July 14 01:45
  • Video streaming service Aereo loses at Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Web-based video streaming service Aereo, which rebroadcasts over-the-air television through antenna farms, violates the copyrights of TV networks.

    Written by Grant Gross26 June 14 01:55
  • The real 'fire' in Amazon's smartphone? A shopping spree

    You'd be forgiven for thinking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to compete with other phone makers with his company's new Fire smartphone. But forget the multiple cameras and pretty 3-D-like effects, the device is really about selling more stuff.

    Written by Zach Miners19 June 14 09:59
  • Hackers use YouTube to sell stolen credit card numbers, group says

    YouTube has thousands of videos promoting compromised credit card numbers, with the site sometimes running advertisements for legitimate credit cards or retail outlets alongside the hacker videos, according to a new report from an online safety group.

    Written by Grant Gross18 June 14 02:45
  • FCC looking into Internet peering complaints from Netflix, consumers

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking into complaints from Netflix and some Internet backbone providers that several large broadband providers have been refusing for years to upgrade their backbone connections as a way to slow video traffic that competes with their own services.

    Written by Grant Gross14 June 14 03:37
  • Skype app for iPhone due out from Microsoft today

    Microsoft promises that a revamped Skype app for the iPhone will be significantly better than the current version, although it may be too late for users who have long since switched to other options.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez13 June 14 01:29
  • Google pays $500 million to buy satellite maker Skybox Imaging

    Google stands to gather massive amounts of geographic data for information as wildly diverse as the health of farm fields and congestion of parking lots, by purchasing the super-smart satellite imaging and analytics company Skybox Imaging.

    Written by Zach Miners11 June 14 05:15
  • PayPal chief joins Facebook to strengthen mobile messaging

    A stronger set of features, possibly including payments, might be coming to Facebook's messaging properties now that former PayPal president David Marcus has come to work for the social network.

    Written by Zach Miners10 June 14 10:25