Wednesday 11.27: News to Know
YouTube Updates Comments to Combat Spam
Less than a month after rolling out its new comment system, YouTube has found itself on the defensive against a wave of spam that has plagued almost every video on the platform.
Machinima Hires New President/GM to Oversee Day-to-Day Ops
Machinima is formally announcing the appointment of Stephen Semprevivo as its new president and general manager.
Streaming Video News
Amazon Launches Online Video Service in Japan
Amazon Japan launched its ‘Instant Video’ online platform Tuesday (Nov. 27), offering movies and TV series for streaming, download rental and purchase, with content from all the local major studios and TV networks.
The Best Comfort-Food TV to Binge Watch Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving may be the national holiday of stuffing yourself, but as you sit on the couch in a haze of tryptophan and pumpkin pie, you may want to consider binging on a different form of comfort food: streaming television.
TiVo CEO: Cable Operators Want To Distribute Netflix
When many studios license shows to Netflix they stipulate that the content can’t be distributed in the U.S. through a pay TV operator’s set top box — but that should change,TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told analysts today.
Google TV gets another operator deal: SFR launches Android TV box
Google’s Chromecast streaming adapter may get all the attention these days, but Google TV is still around as well — and it just got a small boost from French telco SFR, which is now offering an Android-based TV set-top box to its DSL subscribers.
New lawsuit by would-be rival threatens Aereo’s entry into Chicago market
A new lawsuit could keep Aereo out of the third biggest media market, and also complicates a confusing situation that makes it legal for Americans in some part of the country — but not others — to watch over-the-air TV via third party streaming services.
GoldieBlox removes Beastie Boys lyrics from girl power video: smart or cynical?
Toy maker GoldieBlox, which is at the center of a controversy over their use of a rap song to celebrate girls and science, threw in the towel.
VIMEO VIDEO SHOWS BEAUTIFUL FLIPBOOK COLLAGE OF 852 INSTAGRAM PHOTOS
852 Instagrammers have submitted one photo each to comprise a narrative video of a day in the world. Posted On Vimeo, we get scenes from Paris, New York, Australia and a litany of other places scored by a Black Keys song and assembled by videographer Thomas Jullien.Tags: aereo, Amazon Instant VIdeo, Machinima, Netflix, News2Know, tivo, youtube, YouTube comments