Microsoft, Google end their patent tussle; ESPN online tops digital sports category

More online video news from across the Web:

> Microsoft and Google have agreed to dismiss all patent lawsuits between them, including some around online video technology. WSJ article (sub. req.)

> ESPN's online properties have topped the digital sports category in terms of unique visitors, time spent, and audience share for 18 months running. Release

> CuriosityStream premiered four new programs about Mars ahead of the new feature film The Martian. Release

> Amazon announced a deal with CBS to bring three of its series exclusively to Prime Instant Video once they've finished their regular-season run: comic thriller BrainDead and two other unnamed series. Release

> Netflix … switch? AppAdvice article

> Sling TV expanded its sports programming with the addition of Campus Insiders Network. Release

> SNL alum Ana Gasteyer is starring in Yahoo's latest original series, Going There with Ana Gasteyer, which features a co-branding campaign by Chevrolet. Release

> Netflix added seven original series to its lineup aimed at older children. Release

> Live-streaming provider YouNow has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, doubling its total funding over the past four years. MediaPost article

And finally… The Martian may have easily topped it in ticket sales, but Rifftrax said its simulcast sendup of ninja-motorcycle-bad '80s mullets mashup Miami Connection over the weekend was the highest fan-rated movie currently in theaters. Fandango page

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