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YouTube required to change GEMA content notification

YouTube required to change GEMA content notification

When attempting to view certain content on YouTube, German viewers are presented with one of the many content-blocked notifications the video streaming service offers up, this one in particular blaming German rights organization GEMA for the lack of availability. GEMA didn't take kindly to the notification's wording, and took the matter to court.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sheds more light on new characters

Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sheds more light on new characters

As the premiere for Captain America's next film draws near, Marvel has just released the second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This time a bit more screentime is given to the film's other major characters such as The Falcon as well as the film's titular antagonist, the Winter Soldier.

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Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

Michael Bay’s TMNT: Ninja Turtles with lips

The adventure comedy reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie series begins on the 8th of August, 2014, but the tiny glimpses and previews start right this minute. This movie is set to star actors like Megan Fox (April O'Niel), William Fichtner (Shredder), Will Arnet (Vernon), and Whoopi Goldeberg (Bernadette Thompson) in the secondary roles, but as our heroes, it's some slightly lesser-known actors behind the masks: Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, and Pete Ploszek.

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China now requires video uploaders to use their real name

China now requires video uploaders to use their real name

In a move that probably shocks nobody, the Chinese government has implemented a new rule that will require anyone who uploads a video online to register with their real names. No matter what justification China has for this, it will always be seen by people outside as yet another attempt to control citizens' freedom of expression.

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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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Barbie 240p cameras used by pro Philip Bloom to film short movie

Barbie 240p cameras used by pro Philip Bloom to film short movie

The folks over at DigitalRev TV got Philip Bloom, a well-known blogger and cinematographer, to take on a cheap camera challenge, which equips professionals with cheap cameras and gives them a task to complete with it. In this case, DigitalRev equipped Bloom with two very low-resolution cameras integrated in Barbie dolls, flew him to Hong Kong, and kicked off what turned out to be a very humorous filming experience.

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Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

Google+ AutoAwesome feature now creating year-in-review videos

As part of Google+'s AutoAwesome feature, users can get videos generated from their pictures and other similar features. Today, Google's Anil Sabharwal announced that as part of this, Google+ users are getting a "holiday gift": automatically-created year in review videos based on content uploaded to Google+ throughout 2013. The video will be auto-generated for any user who qualifies.

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YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

YouTube expands live streaming to all users: conditions apply

While uploading videos has its benefits, there are occasions where a live stream is better -- for showing off events in real time, for an interactive game play session, and the like. Thus far, live streaming has been of limited availability on YouTube, and has seen its fair share of success, not the least of which was for some big-name live streams. Now all users have gained this opportunity, and we could see real-time broadcasts become a regular thing.

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Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

Facebook video ads delayed until 2014, says sources

In December of last year, information surfaced claiming that Facebook would be rolling out video advertisements by this past summer, and later on in July, sources stepped forward claiming the social network could be rolling out TV-style ads by the end of this year. According to the latest batch of sources, however, this has changed, and Facebook has postponed the advertisements until next year.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sets fire to the future

Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer sets fire to the future

The first full-length trailer for Captain America 2 has been released, and inside you'll find no shares of the past. While "The Winter Soldier" was at first - for a very short while - suggested to be covering the World War II-era Steve Rogers, we're set here in the not-to-distant future with mutants, S.H.I.E.L.D., and lots and lots of explosions. Instead of fighting the Nazis, Captain America will be fighting new arch-nemesis, just like the rest of the super heroes.

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Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

The original Pacific Rim was released this summer - it was met with mixed reviews by critics, but more than a little bit of a positive response from those key to the success of a potential series: the fans. This week it's been revealed by the director of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, that he's been flattered by reports of hardcore fans seeing the film in theaters several times. It would appear that the film has struck such gold - be it underground or straight through mainstream ticket sales - that a second film is being written right this minute.

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Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Since Hulu's former CEO Jason Kilar stepped down earlier this year, the video streaming service has had Andy Forssell serving as acting CEO while a hunt to find a permanent replacement has been underway. Such a time has reportedly come, with sources stating that Fox Network's President of Distribution Mike Hopkins will be announced as the company's new head soon.

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