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Clippers OTT threat hardly idle, according to regional sports network watchers

Could former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really take local video coverage of his newly acquired NBA team over-the-top? After a New York Post report surfaced last week that Ballmer is considering doing just that with his Los Angeles Clippers, SNL Kagan kicked the tires on the prospect of an owner familiar with online video tech going OTT -- and found it, well, plausible.

Variety unearths Web-based demo of Comcast's upcoming 'Watchable' online video platform

Variety briefly uncovered an online demo of Comcast's new online video platform titled, tentatively at least, "Watchable."

FCC votes to review definition of good-faith broadcast retransmission negotiations

As expected, the FCC's five commissioners voted unanimously to review rules governing retransmission consent negotiations between pay-TV operators and broadcasters.

Verizon expands NFL game streaming to all current and legacy mobile plans

Verizon has significantly expanded the availability of live-streaming NFL games on its mobile network, enabling customers of all of its legacy and current wireless plans to see the videos at no extra charge.

Guavus rolls out Pipeline 5.0; says big data tool can help MSOs manage usage-based billing

Silicon Valley-based big data company Guavus has announced the latest version of its Pipeline data mediation tool for the cable industry.

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According to a report from Re/code citing unnamed sources, Qualcomm has put its augmented reality business, Vuforia, up for sale. The reported move comes just a few months after the company agreed to cut $1.4 billion in costs, slash up to 15 percent of its workforce, change some of its corporate practices and review whether to split up its chipset and licensing units.

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Elemental Technologies, a software developer that enables media and entertainment companies to format their video content for over-the-top distribution, has been acquired by Amazon Web Services for an undisclosed amount.