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Hulu looks back on 2012, closes the year with $695 million in revenue

Hulu looks back on 2012, closes the year with $695 million in revenue

While 2012 was a good year for some and one that some others would probably like to forget, it was great for Hulu. The video streaming service has posted a look back at 2012 on the Hulu Blog, along with plenty of statistics on how much it grew throughout the year. The company announced today that it pulled in approximately $695 million in revenue, which you can see is quite the jump over 2011's revenue in the graph below.

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Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Watching videos of cats on YouTube when you should be doing other things may be a part of your daily routine, but in some regions of the world, that isn't possible. As many of you know, countries like Iran like to ban popular websites like YouTube and Facebook for varying reasons, leaving their citizens without access to the aforementioned cat videos. Today, however, Iranians are getting a video streaming site of their own, but don't expect it to be as open as YouTube is.

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Vimeo kicks off preview of new pay-to-view service

Vimeo kicks off preview of new pay-to-view service

If you stop by Vimeo at some point today, you may notice something new: the addition of full-length movies. Vimeo has always been an outlet for creative types to put their work on display, but lately we've been seeing the video streaming service focus on helping these content creators actually make money. First it was the addition of the the tip jar, and now Vimeo is flirting with the idea of letting creators charge users to view their movies.

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Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

We obviously do a lot of different things on the Internet each and every, but when the peak hours between 9PM and 12AM arrive, it's all about Netflix baby. A new report from Sandvine shows that in North America, Netflix is responsible for 33% of the downstream traffic on fixed networks between those hours. That's good enough, but Sandvine's report also says that 65% of all downstream traffic during those hours is coming from video and audio streaming sites, meaning Netflix is responsible for half of that.

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Roku video search tool lands in the US

Roku video search tool lands in the US

If you own a Roku set-top box for streaming your favorite TV shows from various services, a new feature has been added that will make it much easier to find what you want watch. In the past if you were looking for a specific show, the only thing you could do was browse through your favorite channels to find what you want to watch. Roku has now added a new search feature that will do all of that browsing for you.

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Presidental Debate streaming video feed on Xbox Live, YouTube tonight

Presidental Debate streaming video feed on Xbox Live, YouTube tonight

Just a friendly reminder for all of you politically motivated folks out there, the first of three presidential debates will be going down tonight. Those with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold will be able to stream the debate on their Xbox 360, with Microsoft giving users the ability to participate in polls as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama verbally duke it out on stage. The debate kicks off at 9PM Eastern Time, and Major Nelson says that those who watch three of the four scheduled debates (one of those is the vice presidential debate, keep in mind) will get a free Halo 4 suit of armor for their avatar.

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TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo Stream transcoder arrives on September 6

TiVo has finally given a release date for its incoming Steam transcoder, which was unveiled back in May. Pre-orders opened up for a select few yesterday, and the company says that the device will be arriving on September 6. When it launches, it will set you back $129.99, which doesn't seem to bad for what it does.

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Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Today Vimeo announced that it has teamed up with Dropbox to bring its users a new way of uploading videos. Seeing an opportunity since so many Dropbox users use the service to back up and save their videos, Vimeo now lets you upload directly from Dropbox, cutting out a step or two between saving the finished product and getting it uploaded to the Web. Even better is that feature is available now, so there won't be any waiting for some far-off launch date.

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Netflix ranked most popular but still disappoints

Netflix ranked most popular but still disappoints

It seems Netflix is suffering from the same kind of problem that most huge monopolistic companies face - even though a lot of people use it, most of them aren't very satisfied with it. Compared to other streaming video services, Netflix ranks low on the customer satisfaction scale even though it is clear that a growing population of Americans have a Netflix account.

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