Amazon sets 7 pilots for 2015; Yahoo buys Brightroll for $640M

More online video news from across the Web:

> Amazon's first 2015 pilot season will include seven new pilots. Release

> Walmart launched Vudu Spark, its own competing device against Chromecast. Story

> The first five episodes of All Hail King Julien, a Netflix original kids' series based on the popular animated movie Madagascar, will premiere on Dec. 16. Release

> European operators like Telefonica and Stan are trying to beat Netflix to the punch with regional OTT offerings. Post

> Facebook, YouTube and Google Play remained in the top three spots for mobile apps in September, comScore says. Release

> Google added about a dozen game applications to its Chromecast device. Story

> Executives are being warned to be cautious when using hotel Wi-Fi in certain Asian countries, as cybercriminals target them in attempts to harvest cached passwords and other sensitive data. Story

> View TV Group is teasing its new high-octane online channel, Only Motors TV. Video

> YouTube has ended a dispute with independent record companies, signing a deal with Merlin that opens the way to a planned music subscription service. Story

> Yahoo bought online video ad platform Brightroll for $640 million in an all-cash transaction. Story

And finally… Comedy duo Tim & Eric took Totino's pizza rolls to the weird end with a commercial that's gone viral online. Story

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