Merry Christmas From AllThingsD and the Gift of a YouTube Yule Log

Here’s an hour of some crackling fire on Google’s YuleTube, oops, YouLog, oops, YouTube.
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Meet the Robot Mule Google Is Now Making for the Marines

You thought self-driving cars were cool or alarming? We have videos for you.
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Video Is the Future of Social

Is it simply the combination of sight, sound and motion?
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Spotify’s Daniel Ek on Competition, Controversy and Crossing Over Into the Mainstream

“We’ve proved that you can actually make this a business,” says the streaming music service’s CEO. Next step: Making it a really big business, while fighting off new competition.
(Photo by Jason DeCrow/Spotify)

Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million

A big Web video player you haven’t heard of gets a big funding round, all of it from an Australian telco.
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Beats Music Targeting January Launch

Another music subscription service that was supposed to arrive this year is being pushed back. But Jimmy Iovine’s project is still supposed to show up soon.
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YouTube’s Music Subscription Service Won’t Show Up This Year

Google already launched one paid music service this year. The next one will have to wait till 2014.
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Grokker Gets $5.5 Million to Build Out Expert Video Network — Here’s Founder Lorna Borenstein (Video)

Trying to intro passions to the passionate.
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GoldieBlox Goes “Girls”-Less. Did It Back Down From the Beastie Boys? (Update: Yes)

Hey Ladies! What happened?
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Why Your Cable Bill Won’t Get Smaller When Big TV Gets Bigger

For now, at least.
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Muzzling YouTube (Comic)

Netflix + YouTube = Half Your Broadband Diet