Facebook makes a run at YouTube video dominance

What do you do when you’re already the number one website for sharing photos? Go after videos. In a report released today by online measurement firm comScore, Facebook ranked as the third largest website for viewing videos online in the month of July, with Google Sites and Vevo ranking as the first and second largest.


Hulu heads to Japan

Streaming video service Hulu is planning to expand its service into Japan, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post.

Angry Birds to invade TVs this summer with Roku

Yes, Angry Birds is now officially everywhere. Streaming video set-top box maker Roku has announced that it’s partnering with game maker Rovio to bring Angry Birds to televisions this summer.

New Dish CEO promises more acquisitions, shakes fist at Netflix

New Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton isn’t planning to sit still. After being named CEO on Monday, Clayton says Dish will continue with its somewhat unusual acquisition strategy as it pieces together a “new video model” to combat Netflix and cable/satellite competitors, the AP reports.

YouTube to get more TV-like with channels and original content

Google plans to turn its YouTube property into something more like a traditional TV network by revamping the site to feature topic-specific channels and pouring up to $100 million into the production of original content, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Netflix planning overseas invasion, slowly but surely

It’s been a long time coming. The video-on-demand provider Netflix has been talking about launching its service as a streaming-only version outside the U.S. for a while, but only now does it seem that the company is really getting ready to test its service globally, Engadget reports.

Internet-on-your-TV startup Boxee raises $16.5M

Boxee, the New York startup that finally started shipping its much-anticipated streaming video device the Boxee Box last November, just announced that it has raised $16.5 million in new funding.

Amazon takes on Netflix with Prime instant videos

Now we have yet another way to view streaming movies online. Amazon today launched its streaming video service for Prime members, which will offer subscribers access to 5,000 movies and TV shows and will serve as Amazon’s first move to counter Netflix’s streaming video dominance.

Netflix finally lands on the Boxee Box

Support for Netflix streaming video has finally made its way to Boxee’s set-top box, the company announced today in a blog post.