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Report: Amazon's Ad-Supported Streaming Service Is A Done Deal

Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site, and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumoured, but the Post is saying it’s a done deal.


Milk Video: Samsung's Beautiful New Video Hub For Its Huge Phones

If you own a recent Samsung phone you’re about to get Milk Video, a new app that pulls in some of the best content from around the web into a beautiful, streamlined interface. It’s hardly the only video app out there, but it sure is pretty.


WSJ: Nielsen Will Start Tracking How Much People Watch Netflix

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nielsen will begin tracking how much TV people are watching through Netflix and Amazon next month. The goal is to give networks a sense for how much streaming services cut into regular TV watching.


Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos With Friends, No Matter Where They Are

Streaming video services let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where they are.


Foxtel's Presto Movie Streaming Is Now Cheaper Than Netflix

Foxtel’s all-you-can-eat movie streaming service has just slashed its monthly fee in half. As of this Sunday, Presto will only cost you $9.99 per month, making it cheaper than paying for Netflix. Already pay for Presto? Great — you get a month for free, just because.


Australians Are Switching Their TV Watching To Tablets And Smartphones

Australians say that watching TV is their number one activity — but not necessarily on a TV screen. Deloitte’s yearly Media Consumer Survey is out, and its 2300 respondents are increasingly switching to tablets and smartphones for everything they do.


Popcorn Time's 'Netflix For Torrents' Is Coming To Chromecast

Popcorn Time is a miracle: It lets you stream torrents of movies and TV shows as though they were on Netflix or Hulu. Is it illegal? Probably! But it’s also awesome, hard to trace, and soon it will work with your Chromecast.


Google's About To Ruin YouTube By Squeezing Indie Labels

It’s official: Google is about to ruin YouTube. A company exec told the Financial Times it will start blocking videos from record labels that refuse to sign licensing deals for its forthcoming premium service, YouTube Music Pass. This is the dumbest thing Google could do, and it threatens the very heart of what has always made YouTube so special.


The Future Of UltraViolet Video Streaming In Australia Is Up To JB Hi-Fi and EzyFlix

Two big names in Australian movie and TV show sales are deciding the future of how consumers access digital copies of their movies online. All the technology is in place for these companies to offer digital purchases and high-quality on-demand video streaming, but they haven’t made that crucial step just yet.


Streaming Video Junkies Devour Over Half The Traffic On The Internet

Sandvine just released its twice yearly report on internet traffic, and it’s a doozy. While it’s no surprise to see mobile growing and Snapchat kicking arse, it’s a little bit mind-bending to learn that binge-watching streaming addicts gobble up over half the traffic on the internet in North America.


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