BitTorrent releases piracy-free mobile streaming app; Sony previews PS4 virtual reality device

More online video news from across the web:

> BitTorrent released a mobile app that gives its users access only to legal video content. LA Times article

> Sony is previewing its virtual reality peripheral for the PlayStation 4 at two Best Buy stores in Indianapolis over the summer. Indy Star article

> According to new research from Nielsen, fully 62 percent of survey respondents were able to recall half or more of the advertisers they saw on TV, while only 47 percent could do so for ads they watched on tablets. Those numbers were even lower among smartphone and computer viewers. MediaPost article

> TV maker Hitachi said it will build Roku's services into its forthcoming TVs. Cnet article

> PlayStation 4 owners will no longer be able to stream their gameplay through Ustream starting next month. Sony said it will continue to support other options including Twitch, YouTube and Dailymotion. Polygon article

> Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe is now working on his latest venture: MoviePass, an all-you-can-watch subscription to movie theaters. Bloomberg article

> More users in China are opening their wallets and paying for online video rather than buying pirated content. WSJ article

> Vimeo prevailed in a music copyright use case that its general counsel called "a significant win for not just Vimeo, but all online platforms that empower creators to share content with the world." Court decision (PDF)

And finally … Verizon's FiOS internet jumped to number-two in streaming capacity during game 7 of the NBA Finals – because Cleveland-area fans couldn't get the game on broadcast TV. Qwilt post

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