Akamai beats street in Q4; Study says 'selectable' pre-roll ads perform better;

> Internet content delivery company Akamai Technologies posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results, but its shares slipped after the company delivered a revenue forecast that was in line with Wall Street expectations. Article

> Netflix, which was reported by some industry wags to be launching limited 1080p hi-def streaming service sometime this year, is now saying it'll stick with 720, but will launch 5.1 surround sound. Article

> A new study on monetizing online video says customizable pre-roll ads are more likely to be effective at holding a viewer's attention than traditional pre-roll ads. Article

> YouTube's new rental service, which launched by offering five Sundance films for $3.99 each, masks the opportunity for YouTube and for today's aspiring independent screenwriters, directors and producers. Commentary

> Bollywood is coming to YouTube in the form of the new release "Striker," which releases in theaters today in India and a few U.S. movie houses, and concurrently on YouTube. Article

> Boxee CEO maintains someone is lying about Hulu incident. Article