Vid-Biz: AOL-HuffPo, MPAA Sues Hotfile, Thwapr iPhone App

Today on the Net: Break Media’s CEO questions AOL’s video strategy with The Huffington Post on board, the MPAA is suing cyberlocker service Hotfile and Thwapr’s new iPhone app lets users share up to 30-minute video files.

Vid-Biz: Virgin Media, Amazon & 3-D, Cisco

Virgin Media Launches Movie Streaming Service; Virgin Media has launched its own browser-based movie streaming service, available to anybody in the UK — not just the cable provider’s own subscribers. (Last 100)
Amazon Hopes to Drive 3-D Sales Via Consumer Education; the online retailer has started to educate consumers about 3-D technology for the home to sell more 3-D devices. (WebProNews)
Cisco Has Cached Solution for Looming Demand for Internet Video; Cisco’s CRS-3 works by caching big files on the edges of the Internet, closer to users. (Beet.TV)
U.K. Online Video Viewing Up 37 Percent During Past Year; according to comScore’s Video Metrix, 5.5 billion videos were viewed online in the U.K. in February 2010, up 37 percent versus the previous year. (press release)
Showtime Makes an Appointment With Web Therapy; Showtime has ordered 10 half-hour installments of the online series, aiming for an on-TV screen launch early in 2011. (Multichannel News)
Cable Considers Faster Broadband Standard; CableLabs, the standard-setting organization for the cable industry, is pondering a next-generation cable broadband technology that could deliver up to five gigabits per second down. (GigaOM)
Thwapr Powers Mobile Video Service For NHL’s Coyotes; the Phoenix Coyotes have teamed with mobile-to-mobile video platform Thwapr on a service that delivers team news, game highlights and player interviews directly to their mobile phones regardless of device type. (MediaPost)
Zattoo Turns Off BBC Streams; following a request from the public broadcaster, Internet TV app Zattoo has stopped carrying the BBC’s content. (Last 100)