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An Interesting Look Into Funny Or Die [Video]

TechCrunch's Ryan Lawler got to take a look at the Funny or Die offices. There are some interesting remarks about online video from Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover in the piece, as they have built a sustainable platform without throwing their videos on tons of video destination sites.
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Yahoo! to Unload Tons of Content All at Once This Fall

Yahoo! is releasing 8 new series (planned around their SNL sketch acquisition) on September 9, and unlike most web series, it's being unloaded all at once on that day. Yahoo! is launching 1,000 hours of content on the same day. It's the first time an ad-supported platform has done this.
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Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Studios has bought video platform Blip, which gives them a place outside of YouTube to generate ad revenue. It will be interesting to see if they can attract viewers off of YouTube and onto Blip, or at least make the kind of revenue they need to make off of YouTube to be viable.