• YouTube to Overhaul Comments Section
    During the Q&A portion of a YouTube developer session at I/O, Google's annual YouTube developers' conference, Dror Shimshowitz, a YouTube product head, revealed that the video-sharing giant is working on fixing its comment system, which has been well-documented as being home to some of the worst comments on the Internet.
  • China Gets its Own Version of Netflix
    China, the world's most populous nation, is about to get its own version of Netflix. The government-run China Movie Channel on Thursday said it would launch an online service, which could be a boon for Hollywood studios and other content owners.
  • BC To Provide 3,500 Hours Of Live-Streamed Olympics Content Across Devices for Pay-TV Subscribers
    NBC on Wednesday said that more than 3,500 hours of live-streamed Olympics content would be available at NBCOlympics.com and on mobile devices through NBC apps that will launch in July.
  • Video Startup Chill Receives $8 Million In Funding
    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talent firm William Morris Endeavor and others on Wednesday pumped $8 million into social video startup Chill, an online video service that allows people to watch and comment on videos in groups on Facebook.
  • Taboola Nabs $10 Million In Funding Round
    Taboola, a video recommendation app that publishers can put on their sites to boost video traffic and views, raised a $10 million third round from Marker LLC, Ad Exchanger reports.
  • Amazon's Lovefilm Inks Twentieth Century Fox Content Deal
    Amazon's UK-based Netflix competitor, Lovefilm, has signed a multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox, a move that gives Lovefilm subscribers streaming access to TV series like "24, "Prison Break," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel."
  • Could YouTube Be Outlawed in Japan?
    The future of YouTube and other video-sharing sites in Japan may be in jeopardy after the country's House of Representatives passed a revision to its Copyright Law on Wednesday that makes it illegal to download copyrighted video and audio files, punishable by up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of over $25,000.
  • YouTube Shows Partners How to Turn Content into Ads
    YouTube video creators can now turn any of their uploaded videos into an ad in a matter of seconds, Tubefilter reports. The video-sharing site has posted a guide on its YouTube Creators Blog to take people step by step through the process.
  • Hiscox Backs Second Season Of Branded Series
    Insurance company Hiscox announced on Monday that it will re-up its commitment to "Leap Year," a branded Web series about a group of startup founders who try to launch a Skype-like communications product and the unexpected directions the product launch takes their professional and personal lives in. Hiscox is committing to another season of the series, which debuted on Monday.
  • Netflix, Amazon Beef Up Lobbying Dollars
    Netflix and Amazon, two competitors in the growing market for streaming online video services, are beefing up the amount they spend on lobbying in Washington.
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