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Video Boom Forces Verizon to Upgrade Network

Laboring under a surprising load of online-video traffic, Verizon Wireless has had to spend millions more this year to upgrade its network.

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DirecTV Explores Online Video Service

DirecTV is exploring the idea of an online video service that would appeal to “price-sensitive” young people or other customers who have dropped their pay-TV service, the satellite TV firm said on Thursday.

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Yahoo Acquires Another Video Startup

Yahoo has acquired QuikIO, a cross-platform streaming video startup, according to a report from technology site Pando. Three of QuikIO’s employees have joined Yahoo as part of the deal, and the startup’s flagship product will be shut down to current customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo did not immediately respond to AllThingsD’s request for comment.

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Netflix Pursues Cable TV Deals

Online video service would be available on set-top boxes.

Taking a Cue From “House of Cards,” Machinima Releases Its Next “Mortal Kombat” Series All at Once on YouTube

Machinima to gamers on YouTube: Get over here and binge.
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YouTube Founders’ Next Act: MixBit

Two of YouTube’s founders are wading back into familiar territory.

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EU to Launch Net Neutrality Strategy

New European rules on net neutrality will oblige Internet service providers to be transparent about connection speed and stop blocking competing services such as Microsoft Corp.’s Skype, European Union technology chief Neelie Kroes said Tuesday.

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BuzzFeed, CNN and YouTube Plan Online-Video Channel

BuzzFeed is accelerating its efforts to become a news destination for young adults, joining with CNN and YouTube to create a new, online-video channel.

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Fake Magic Tricks Exposed on the Web!

How do magicians keep their tricks a secret in the age of the Internet? Sleight of hand, naturally.

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DirecTV Consider Bid for Hulu

DirecTV is weighing a potential bid for Hulu, the latest company to show interest in the six-year-old video site, according to a person familiar with the matter.