Motorola Mobility acquires Dreampark; Warner Bros. looking to buy Flixster?

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> Warner Bros.' push into social media--it just extended its video-on-demand trial with Facebook by adding five more titles--is getting more serious as the Time Warner property enters advanced negotiations to acquire movie rating site Flixster. Article

> Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) today said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Swedish middleware provider Dreampark. Terms of the deal, which Motorolla said should close in the second quarter, were not made public. Article

> NCAA basketball fans have streamed more than 12.7 million hours of mobile and web video using March Madness on Demand, surpassing last year's 11.7 million hours, with a trio of games remaining. Article

> Digital Rapids rolled out a new dual-channel models in the StreamZ and StreamZHD families of studio encoding systems; StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder; and Flux family of video capture and pre-processing hardware. The new models combine Digital Rapids' long-standing ability to output multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously in real time with the capability to capture and encode from two distinct sources concurrently. Release

> Online video platform Brightcove is expanding its partnership with Ektron, a provider of web content management, social software and marketing optimization solutions. Article

> Unified communications specialist Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM) today said it had acquired enterprise-class online video platform Accordent Technologies for $50 million in cash. Article

> Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) is launching a new authentication solution, Adobe Pass, helping to set the stage for content creators and owners to become more creative in the way they sell, promote and distribute video content. Article

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