Fuzebox raises $20M to continue video-conferencing push

Fuzebox, a company that provides cloud-based visual communications technology for groups like Disney, NASA, and the Department of Defense, is announcing Thursday a $20 million series A funding round to scale its products and improve how clients can communicate remotely with high-resolution materials.

The latest VCs to sour on cleantech: Index

The VC exodus away from cleantech startup investing continues. One of Europe’s most well-known venture firms, Index Ventures, has closed a new €350 million fund for early stage companies and Index partner Mike Volpi tells Fortune that the firm is no longer focusing on cleantech investments.

There’s No Mystery to The Event’s Social Media

Whether you liked or loathed the premiere of NBC’s The Event last night, the transmedia elements accompanying the series are super-disappointing. While there are a few sites and Twitter accounts, their level of success ranges from mildly entertaining to flat-out disjointed.

Further Details Emerge As Skype & Its Founders Close to Settlement

There is a good likelihood that Skype; its founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis; and a group of private equity investors led by Silver Lake Partners are close to settling their legal disputes, allowing eBay (s EBAY) to sell 65 percent of Skype for about $2 billion. I had first reported the news this past weekend. As part of the settlement, Zennstrom and Friis are likely to get a board representation, and there is some talk of Index Ventures being out of the deal as well.

Vid-Biz: Volpi, Viacom, Reeves

Joost Removed Volpi as Chairman; brouhaha gets more interesting as Joost says it “is conducting an investigation into Mr. Volpi’s actions during his tenure as CEO and as chairman.” WSJ Digits blog)
Viacom Aggressively Takes Down Kanye Clips; network playing whack-a-mole with controversial MTV Video Awards appearance to make sure you only see the clip on TV or at MTV.com. (Media Decoder)
Keanu Reeves Stars in Sparhusen; the My Damn Channel web series is actually a spin-off of another web series, Easy to Assemble. (Tubefilter)
Massiverse Launches Transmedia Story; Dragons Vs. Robots will tell its tale across online games, a feature film, web videos and more. (VentureBeat)
Studios and Networks Working to Bring Web Video to TV and DVD; Dr. Horrible, Angel of Death and Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Comedy among those properties repackaged for offline consumption. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Volpi No Longer Chairman of Joost

Mike Volpi is no longer Joost’s Chairman, Silicon Alley Insider has confirmed. In June, Volpi resigned his position as CEO of the failed web TV startup and became a venture partner at Index Ventures, an investor in Joost.
Volpi’s role at Index gets a little more interesting as his firm is one of the investors acquiring Skype from eBay (s EBAY) and both Joost and Skype were founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom (who are in a legal tussle with eBay). For background on the Skype situation, you can learn more here and here.
We have followed Joost’s tortured history from rising star to the hollowed husk of its former self. This summer, realizing the premium content game was lost to rivals like Hulu, Joost switched strategies to become a white-label video provider (because what the online video world needs is another one of those). And just last week, the company’s CTO, Jason Gaedtke, left the startup to join Time Warner Cable (s TWC).