Vid-Biz: Apple TV vs. VOD, Sony’s Qriocity, Amazon vs. Netflix

Will Smaller Apple TV Spell Big Trouble for VOD?; Apple TV is out of hobby mode and putting cable and telco VOD, as well as over-the-top video boxes, on notice. (Light Reading Cable)

Sony’s Multiplatform Content Play Is a Qriocity; CEO Howard Stringer said the cloud-based Sony Online Services (SOLS) platform will be christened Qriocity and offer unlimited music and on-demand movies to compatible, connected devices. (paidContent:UK)

Amazon Must Offer DVDs-by-Mail To Fully Compete With Netflix; for Amazon to effectively compete with Netflix it would need to secure comparable streaming rights, which is costly, as well as offer a full selection of DVDs by mail. (VideoNuze)

Redbox Needs To Move At Sonic Speed To Catch Netflix; Redbox could theoretically compete with Netflix by adding a streaming option to its $1-a-day DVD rental service, but it lags behind Netflix in its movie library and device penetration. (Forbes)

The New MySpace Movies, Presented By… The Facebook Movie; Sony Pictures’ The Social Network is sponsoring a whole section of the other social network — Myspace. (TechCrunch)

Kyte Rolls Out Universal Embed Code and HTML5 Support for Apple iOS Devices; Kyte’s universal embed code makes it possible to publish to Flash-capable PCs and iOS devices using a single embed code. (Kyte blog)

BBC iPlayer Beta: Less is More; the big design challenge for the next version of iPlayer was to create simplicity in light of more features and functionality without overwhelming the audience. (BBC Internet blog)

Lessons Learned From TV Everywhere a Year After Deployment; thePlatform’s Marty Roberts discusses the challenges it has faced rolling out TV Everywhere services. (FierceOnlineVideo)