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Pentagon Channel Taps Ustream to Enhance its Live Broadcasts with Social/Interactive Functionality

--Ustream Raises Another $2 Million, Is Sued by Fight Promoter, Square Ring, for Copyright Infringement
The Pentagon Channel (note: the channel, which is operated by the US Department of Defense, broadcasts military news and information for and about the 2.6 million members of the US Armed Forces) announced Monday that it is streaming its programming via live Internet broadcasting service, Ustream. A link to the new Ustream channel--which offers DOD news briefings, military news, interviews with DOD officials, short features on the work of the military, and "military lifestyle" programming--is...

"How To" Video Company, 5min, Raises $7.5 Million in Series B Round

--Plans to Use Funding to Develop its Online Video Syndication Technology
5min , a US-Israeli company that operates a syndication platform and destination Web site for how-to videos, announced last week that it has secured $7.5 million in Series B funding, bringing the amount it has raised to date to nearly $13 million. The round was led by new investor, Globespan Capital Partners, and also saw the participation of existing investor, Spark Capital. Globespan managing director, Jonathan Seelig, will now join 5min's board of directors. 5min...

Clikthrough Raises $1 Mil from Music-Industry Figures, Adds 35 Interactive Videos to its Web Site

--Featured Artists Include Michael Jackson, Eminem, Britney Spears, Lady GaGa
San Francisco-based privately funded interactive video and video analytics company, Clikthrough , announced last week that it has 1) debuted 35 new interactive music videos on its Web site as a result of new partnerships with Universal Music and Slip N Side Records (note: it already has a relationship in place with Sony Music/Photogenic Records); 2) launched a new version of its proprietary video analytics product, Traffic Jam; 3) made its Clikthrough Theater online showcase...

Visual Navigation Specialist, Cooliris, Raises $15 Million+ in Series B Funding

--Officially Launches the "Cooliris Wall"
Visual navigation specialist, Cooliris (note: the company's technologies were featured at [itvt]'s TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco last month), officially launched its newest application, Monday, the "Cooliris Wall." According to the company, the app allows users to scan an expansive "3D wall" of content from, for example, broadband video sites such as YouTube, social media sites such as Facebook, professional news and entertainment sites, gaming sites, and users' own computers. It is available...

Clearleap Secures New Funding, Expands Senior Management Team

Clearleap, an Atlanta-based company that is developing a platform which it bills as making available "the virtually limitless diversity of video...such as any movie or TV show ever made, sports from international competitions to local high school football, special interest programs, and user-generated content...to viewers on their TV sets in the comfort of their living rooms," says that it has secured $3.3 million in venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. Earlier this year, the...

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