Google execs convicted in Italy; Brightcove expands in Spain;

> A judge in Milan, Italy, today convicted three Google executives for failure to comply with the Italian privacy code, a turn of events that Google says "attacks the very principles of freedom on which the Internet is built." Article

> Online video platform Brightcove is making a big push into Spain, launching a new Spanish-language platform, establishing several new strategic and technology partnerships and announcing a gaggle of recently landed customers as part of its expansion. Article

> Apple COO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sachs tech conference in San Francisco that Apple TV, the company's entry in Internet television, was "still a hobby." Article

> Kaltura teams with Germany's nacamar for expanded online video offering. Article

> Online video search engine and guide Clicker has wrapped up a Series B funding round of $11 million, led by JAFCO Ventures, with plans to use the money to fuel expansion, on partnership support with CE companies and content providers, and on long-term development of the product. Article

> HBO is planting its feet firmly onto TV Everywhere territory, launching HBO Go on Verizon FiOS this week, the company announced today. It also said it was getting its own streaming interface on Comcast, where it currently is offered as part of the cable company's Fancast Xfinity online video service. Article

> Online video advertising platform Auditude has been selected to manage Comcast Interactive Media's video advertising across Comcast's portfolio of online properties including Fancast, XFNITY TV and, among others. Article

> Ooyala, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end video platform services, today announced a partnership with H2O New Media, a social media consultancy based in Dubai. Release

> U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications Inc. is creating a video Web site for the popular telenovela soap-opera genre, hoping to fill a void as Internet use grows among Hispanics. Article

> YuMe has announced the appointment of Michael Hudes as Executive Vice President. In his new role, Hudes will focus on corporate development and the adoption of YuMe's ACE video advertising platform. Article