Vid-Biz: YouTube, PodTech, BBC

YouTube: Big Trouble in China? Reports indicate the video-sharing service is being blocked on the mainland just as YouTube launches in Taiwan. (Blocking: Dan Wei; Taiwan Launch: Mashable)

John Furrier Leaves PodTech; founder no longer an employee but will still serve on the board. (John Furrier Blog) to Launch Ads; commercials will be viewed by visitors outside the UK. Related: The Beeb is cutting 1,800 jobs to consolidate operations for the digital age. (Ads: PaidContent UK Layoffs: PaidContent UK)

Microsoft Opens Beta for Popfly; built with Silverlight, tool allows drag-and-drop creation of mashups, similar to Yahoo Pipes and Google Mashup Editor. (CNET)

Online Nation Sacked; the CW cancels the web-centric show about what was hot online. (Hollywood Reporter)