Iraq asks ISPs to block YouTube, social media; YouTube's MiTu network raises $10M

More online video news from across the Web:

> Want to know how many people actually streamed the World Cup game between the U.S. and Portugal? So would lots of people--but comScore and Neilsen don't track online audiences. Story

> YouTube as a weapon: Iraq has asked its ISPs to block Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp to keep Sunni extremists from building support via online channels. Story

> Wallace & Gromit fans rejoice (or not): Amazon Prime has gained an exclusive license for the series as well as Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Rex the Runt. Release

> Hispanic MCN MiTu has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Upfront Ventures. Story

> Twitter purchased SnappyTV, a video-sharing service (no, I'm not going to say it "snapped up" SnappyTV. I'm just not), for an undisclosed amount. Story

> Yahoo News hired Michael Isikoff as its chief investigative correspondent. Story

> Rosario Dawson is joining the cast of the Netflix series Marvels Daredevil, set to premiere in 2015. Release

> Africa is reportedly becoming a hot OTT market as mobile networks continue to expand across the continent. Release

> Brits love cars and animals more than sport and music, at least when it comes to online video. Story

> Amazon is reportedly close to resolving a pricing dispute with Warner Bros. Story

> Tata has partnered with Kaltura to combine its CDN with Kaltura's open-source online video delivery platform. Release

> Time Warner and Upfront Ventures led investors in a $6.4 million funding round for Epoxy, which helps content creators distribute and track video across social media sites. Story

And finally… Amazon said its new Prime Music service had "tens of millions" of songs streamed during its first week, with classic rock topping its playlist selections. Release

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