Wednesday 11.27: News to Know

/ Nov 27, 2013

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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.

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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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1fJcy8z

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Deadline http://bit.ly/In24xO

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/Igs7Gj

 

Aereo Updates

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/IgqF70

 

YouTube News

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/IiRuXX

 

Media News

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.

NMR http://bit.ly/1cts6IK

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