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New Xbox Dashboard Combines TV & Gaming Entertainment

New Xbox Dashboard Combines TV & Gaming Entertainment

I have been writing about all the big changes with the Xbox for some time now in regards to IPTV and this is the big day, the day when it all launches (though there does appear to be a slight delay in the launch). I have ...

October 2011 Sets Video Viewing Record With 21.1 Hours Per Viewer

October 2011 Sets Video Viewing Record With 21.1 Hours Per Viewer

I pulled out the video advertising and put it into its own article but I still wanted to talk about the rest of the stats that came out of comScore for last month. Like the 21.1 hours per viewer and the 42.6 billion videos both ...

YouTube Is Changing Journalism - The Reel Web #15

YouTube Is Changing Journalism   The Reel Web #15

On this week's episode of The Reel Web, we show you what's happening with Netflix after all their customers leaving them recently. Also, YouTube and online video is really changing the way we consume media--especially journalism. And Xbox has made an interesting purchase that we'll ...

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft is making big moves in the online video world. We know they're working on Xbox LIVE TV already which sounds like we will see the tech giant using their game console as a TV tuner for cable and other premium content. They already have ...

Sony Cutting The Cable For You? Aiming For A Sony Online TV Service?

Sony Cutting The Cable For You? Aiming For A Sony Online TV Service?

Remember when I was writing about Sony the other day, well really it was about Google TV and stuff, but I mentioned that Howard Stringer, the Sony CEO, was talking about big R&D in a new TV. Well, some speculation has launched into what that ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos - Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The Weeks Best Viral Videos   Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The single most-talked-about online video topic all week long was the capture and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In fact, if you merely browse YouTube by "most viewed this week," nearly every other video will be Gaddafi-related. I'm not interested in covering ground the major ...

Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked - Channel Security Becoming A Problem?

Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked   Channel Security Becoming A Problem?

Last weekend someone hacked the Sesame Street YouTube channel, pulled down most of its videos, and uploaded pornography clips instead. And now one week later, another huge brand has been hit with a similar attack: Microsoft. The software giant's official YouTube channel was apparently compromised ...

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Bloomberg wrote up some thoughts on where it looks like the new Microsoft Xbox TV initiative is headed and I have to admit, I like what it looks like. Basically, it could position the Xbox 360 as the single piece of tech you need for ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Google Plus Stampede Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Google Plus Stampede Edition

Seems like just a handful of major companies dominated the past week in online video. There were numerous stories and opinions about the public launch of Google Plus. Netflix prompted headlines galore with a huge announcement, and questions continued to surround the possible sale and ...

VEVO, Google, Hulu Still On Top In comScore August 2011 Video Metrix

VEVO, Google, Hulu Still On Top In comScore August 2011 Video Metrix

So here we are another month in the books (and this one a full week later than the normal video metrix numbers) and we see the release of the comScore August 2011 video metrix. No surprise that VEVO topped the YouTube partners, Google topped all sites, ...

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