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Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Cable giant Comcast and Internet-voice pioneer Skype are teaming up for a new venture in video calling. Under the new partnership, Comcast customers will be able to receive Skype calls–both video and audio–on their television. In a future where video calls are made from the …

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

Google Android @Home Precursor to Skynet, Terminators?

In the Terminator universe, Skynet was the all-encompassing hivemind of the robot revolution. It basically gained self-awareness and then spread itself to every machine with a processor and memory. Well, it seems that Google is a agent of humanity's destruction as it wants to hook …

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

YouTube Channels Netflix With New Online Movie Rentals

After weeks of rumors, anonymous sources, and outright speculation, YouTube has finally gone public with the details of their new movie rental service. Specifically, they've struck deals with NBC/Universal, Sony, & Warner Brothers studios, which leaves several studios that still aren't partners (Fox, Disney, Paramount, …

Android Apps May Save Google TV’s Ass

Android Apps May Save Google TVs Ass

I read an article that had a URL like "think-google-tv-sucks-just-wait-for-the-next-version" which made me go take a look at the Google I/O Conference agenda for next month and it certainly looks like Google is still planning on going strong with Google TV as there are numerous …

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet-TV Adoption?

TV Ads Get Interaction with IntoNow iOS App: Stepping Stone to Widespread Internet TV Adoption?

This isn't online video but it's an interesting evolution for standard TV advertising and a way for them to incorporate some interactivity, which, as we all know, is what makes online video so awesomely cool, right? Well brands who advertise on television might finally be …

YouTube Will Fund Their Own Original Content Channels With $100 Million

YouTube Will Fund Their Own Original Content Channels With $100 Million

According to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube is in the midst of a major overhaul that is aimed at positioning the site as a leading content provider for the Internet television age. The company will dramatically alter their home page to feature professional content–and will …

Adobe Pass Unlocks TV Everywhere

Adobe Pass Unlocks TV Everywhere

Adobe wants its Flash player to the be the one stop shop for the TV Everywhere industry. With that in mind they've revealed the Adobe Pass, an authentication service which can gate premium content for cable and satellite operators as well as broadcasters online. The …

Google TV Remote App for iOS Devices Hits the App Store

Google TV Remote App for iOS Devices Hits the App Store

It's Saturday and I shouldn't be working, but I am (then I'm off to play some Homefront). I just wanted to let you all know that if you've got an iPhone and Google TV you can now use them together. Previously the app was only …

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

Another week is rapidly slipping past. While I planned on doing this on Wednesday, I didn't manage it. So here's a quick look at some online video stories I have been tracking but didn't really think merited a full blown article: Google TV and CNN …

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back World’s Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back Worlds Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech (& Google) scored a viral hit with their Logitech Revue/Google TV commercial back in December of 2010. It starred Kevin Bacon as Ivan Cobenk–the world's biggest Kevin Bacon fan (Ivan Cobenk is actually an anagram of Kevin Bacon). The humor was spot on, and …

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