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Electus cooks up foodie YouTube channel

Further demonstrating belief in the platform’s potential, Ben Silverman's Electus today confirmed that Bruce Seidel has been named CEO of the multimedia entertainment studio’s upcoming food-centric YouTube channel.

Korea Slaps Curfew on Gamers

Any South Korean under 16 is now prohibited from playing online games between midnight and 6 a.m. The controversial Youth Protection Revision bill makes South Korea, the country with the fifth-highest penetration of broadband in the world, the first country to implement such a law.

Myspace Music Player attracts a million new users [with chart]

Myspace today announced receiving more than 1 million new sign-ups in the last month, due primarily to its Myspace Music Player, which brings the service's monthly users to 25 million.

False Take-Down Notice Hits Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Others

A prank at the expense of Justin Bieber caused all of the musician’s videos to be taken down from YouTube. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and other artists who were in the 2011 Video Music Awards also had their videos targeted.

Law Blocks Netflix/Facebook Integration in U.S.

The law of unintended consequences has resulted in Netflix opting not to launch its Facebook integration in the U.S., although it will in Canada...

Wikia Names ex-Gracenote Craig Palmer as CEO

Wikia, the collaboratively published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content network, has named Craig Palmer to the position of chief executive officer recently vacated by Gil Penchina. The company said it was now well positioned for a new growth phase.

Hulu AdZone reveals voters' choice of Super Bowl ads [with video]

Hulu has announced the top commercials from Super Bowl XLVI, as voted on by visitors to Hulu AdZone, an initiative in partnership with Advertising Age that showcases past and current ads from annual football event.

Retail E-Commerce Spending Grows 12% from Year Ago

Reston, Va. - E-commerce spending in the U.S. rose 12% last quarter, compared with the year before, marking the sixth straight quarter of positive growth, according...

Volunia Promises a Different Kind of Search [with video]

It’s difficult to rein in skepticism when faced with a new search engine, but the mysterious Volunia tempers that by having an interesting pedigree. It was developed by Massimo Marchiori, who among other achievements created HyperSearch, the precursor to Google’s PageRank.

SnagFilms expands distribution, capabilities and executive team

SnagFilms intends to be the go-to brand for independent films, and it just took further steps in that direction with newly unveiled distribution platforms, the launch of new social media and mobile applications, and several new executive hires.