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Netflix gears up to take on Apple TV and others

Following on from our predictions for the Apple TV earlier this week and yesterday’s insightful presentation by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix today announced of Linux and open source boffin Greg Peters as vice president of partner development.

In making the move, Netflix also confirmed its interest in helping push for services and hardware to let consumers access streaming content on their TVs, showing Apple to have some competition in the den.

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Promote your video with YouTube ads

YouTube will soon sell spaces on its search results pages to advertisers, yet another in its series of attempts to monetize its hugely popular service. This will enable anyone with a video available on the service to promote it on search results pages. More after the clip…

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Radiohead did webcast final US gig

Radiohead did indeed last night webcast their final show of their US tour from Santa Barbara, confirming an earlier claim in BoingBoing is reporting.

The original report wasn’t definite, suggesting it heard the news through a tip-off from someone who has been following the band on the latest tour. Distorted Loop then checked with its ‘sources’, who suggested the report to be ‘probably’ true, though full confirmation wasn’t achieved – it’s believed at this stage the band had only limited bandwidth to offer the stream, so that’s why they kept it quiet.

The band’s website, Dead Air Space, had little to say on the matter before the event, beyond a somewhat unusual hint to Mac users that they should download software to enable them to watch video made available in Windows Media format, or download that stalwart multimedia app, VLC. Windows users are also urged to download VLC.
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