LoveFilm CEO leaves company; Microsoft beefs up sales team

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> LoveFilm CEO Simon Calver and group digital officer Lesley MacKenzie are both stepping down from the firm billed as Europe's answer to Netflix. Article

> Best Buy is asking its customers if they'd be interested in an Apple TV with services like Netflix. Article

> In its latest move to compete head-to-head with traditional media, Microsoft is beefing up its ad sales team. Article

> TiVo is trading at a compelling discount and could be a possible acquisition target by Microsoft or Google, Barron's financial newspaper reported on Sunday. Article

> Punjab Kesari Group has selected Limelight Network's online video publishing and media delivery services to streamline the process of uploading, managing and delivering its growing video library and to ensure maximum site performance for its expanding global audience. Release

> Satellite Internet provider Hughes Network Systems recently announced that it is rolling out a new Internet service, HughesNet Gen4, mid-year 2012. Article

> The House is now offering live video streaming of committee proceedings online through the Library of Congress. Article

> Video encoding specialist Harmonic, which earlier this year rolled out its ProMedia software suite to build on the booming video market, has been selected to power the HD and SD needs of a Tier 3 telco in Tennessee. Article

> Consolidated will evaluate Mediaroom, Myrio IPTV middleware after SureWest purchase. Article

> Smart TV app publisher Flingo has scored $7 million in a Series A funding round led by August Capital. Article

And finally... Siri-gone-mental films are making the rounds on YouTube; a favorite is Psycho Siri, a no-budget, 4-minute, 25-second video. Article

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