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Deux, C'est Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Two of the leading names in online video advertising are due to merge, creating a new company that aims to become one of the biggest global players in the video advertising space. Ebuzzing and Teads, both French based, offer online video solutions to both publishers and advertisers and their merger promises more, much needed, inventory.
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Apple, Comcast in Congestion Free Bandwidth Delivery Talks

Rumors abound that Apple is in talks with Comcast to structure a deal that could mean Comcast customers get priority treatment when it comes to receiving Apple TV content. What does this mean for Net Neutrality if the agreement goes ahead?
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Vimeo Buys Start-up 'Shoot 'n Edit' iPhone App 'Cameo'

Vimeo is moving into the mobile video app market space with its acquisition of Cameo, a 'shoot and edit' app for the iPhone. But even with its attractive themes and cloud-powered features, Cameo's success ultimately depends on users wanting to both make, and edit, movies on a regular basis.
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Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

User-generated mashups and other types of unofficial music video content are making the global music publishing industry a ton of money. Record labels are making more from ad revenue from mashups, lip-syncs and fan tributes than they are from their own official music videos.
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YouTube 'Super-Flagger' Program Has Been Quietly Active Since 2012

YouTube is using a team of 'Super Flaggers' to identify and report offensive content that violates its TOS. Most of the 200-strong group are individuals, but there are some “government agencies or non-governmental organizations such as anti-hate and child-safety groups” involved too.
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Viral Videos: ReelSEO Predictions Of The Week

Videos can go viral within hours (see First Kiss or Evian Babies) so join us as we give you our predictions for the videos we think will be the most shared over the next 7 days. These include that sassy 3 year-old arguing with his own mother and the rules of F1 explained. Let us know your predictions too!
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STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs - and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.
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No Sex Please, We're Vine. Go Elsewhere for Your Adult Content

Soon you may be able to watch the best of Vine content with hand-picked video lists chosen by a dedicated Vine editor. Vine's app currently supports category pages but that content is based on user input from it's 40 million members. There's just one catch - if your favorite category is sex, you will have to go to Tumblr because Vine is banning explicit adult content.
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JW Player Partners With Vid.ly To Simplify Video Across All Devices

Online video service Vid.ly has teamed up with JW Player and that means the guesswork will been taken out of encoding profiles for HTML5 browsers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. The new partnership will ensure that publishers can keep up with the latest mobile devices and browsers on the market.
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Full Screen Auto-Play iAds Are Coming To Your i-Phone and i-Pad

New full screen, auto-play video ads could be coming to an iPhone or iPad near you soon. The iAds will be music to the ears of advertisers who, currently, can only deliver clickable mobile banners for their video to play on Apple mobile devices.
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Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they've gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.
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Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast is reportedly on the verge of buying online video ad platform FreeWheel for $320 million. The acquisition will give Comcast another platform to deliver video ads, not only to its own customers, but to viewers of other broadcast networks.
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Netflix and YouTube Dominate Downstream Bandwidth, Fixed and Mobile

Netflix and YouTube share 50% of all fixed downstream Internet traffic, and 23% of mobile. Netflix is way ahead at 31.6% of the bandwidth share, with YouTube at 18.7%. Facebook, with more than a billion users, surprisingly takes up only 1.3%.