1. Target Ticket: Target plans to compete with Netflix, Amazon and others in the video streaming business with “Target Ticket,” a new streaming service which will be available on PCs, Macs, Xbox, iPhone, iPad and Android based devices over time. Think they’ve got a shot?
2. FilmOnX: A judge shut down Aereo-like service FilmOnX, ruling that the service, which retransmits local TV programming over the Internet without paying a broadcasting fee, violates copyright laws. What does this mean for Aereo?
3. Viral Viewing: Facebook had the fastest-growing online video audience of all of the major web properties over the last 10 months (second only to Google in terms of audience size), according to a new report from BI Intelligence. It’s not surprising then that video length is also shrinking to appeal to viewers who prefer to “snack” on video on social networking sites like Facebook.
4. GetGlue: GetGlue, the social TV app, launched its new version with an updated design and personalized viewing options, which include not only traditional broadcast networks, but also VOD and internet services, such as Netflix, iTunes and HBOGo. There’s also a “Search & Discover” feature that will let users browse by genre or get curated recommendations from GetGlue staff. Do you use GetGlue?
5. Ain’t It Cool?: With help from his director pals Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, Harry Knowles surpassed his Kickstarter goal of $100,000 yesterday to fund season 2 of his web series, “Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles.” Cool or not so cool? Check out his Kickstarter video below:
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