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MediaBytes 07.25.2007

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ABC is now streaming high-definition online video. On Tuesday the network launched a beta high-def player on ABC.com, offering one episode each of Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ugly Betty. ABC.com is the first network site to reach the high-def milestone. TUBEMOGUL has launched Load & Track, a free universal video uploading and tracking […]

MediaBytes 07.06.07

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MICROSOFT has unveiled LiveStation, a peer-to-peer television broadcasting application. Built on the Silverlight platform, LiveStation will offer a major feature that Joost currently lacks: live TV. Microsoft is testing the application now, and a final version is due this October. NBC may stop creating original programming for Friday evenings, according to co-chairman Marc Graboff. In […]

MediaBytes – 05/25/07

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FACEBOOK officially announced an impressive list of application partners. 65 companies, from Amazon to Microsoft, are creating widgets that users can install on their pages. Facebook is encouraging the use of widgets for transactions and advertising. FACEBOOK also launched a video application that will allow users to create and share videos with other Facebook users. […]

MediaBytes – 05/21/07

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AT&T has reached the final stage of eliminating the Cingular brand. Today, Cingular stores will be changed to the AT&T name and logo. CLEAR CHANNEL will launch a mobile initiative in New York today. Listeners of Clear Channel Stations will be allowed to send requests for songs by text message and view playlists on their […]

MediaBytes – 05/11/07

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NIELSEN is requesting logs of commercial advertising from cable networks. Nielsen plans to begin rating commercials this fall, but this move suggests that it may be having difficulty implementing the new system. DAILYMOTION will start filtering content using fingerprinting technology supplied by Audible Magic Corp. The software will analyze the audio track of videos, and […]