Microsoft preps originals; Facebook, YouTube seek TV money

More wireline news from across the Web:

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> Microsoft is preparing to introduce its original online series early in 2014. Story

> Facebook hopes to attract major TV ad money with its video ads. Story

> Talent agencies IMG and William Morris Endeavor are merging. Story

> Yahoo is buying PeerCDN, a small startup with a "passion for video." Story

> Online video ad impressions approached 26.8 billion in November, according to comScore. Press release

> Netflix will get "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" after its season finale in the U.S. and Canada. Press release

> Google hopes to sell more brand advertising at YouTube. Story

> InVisioneer, a startup from two of TiVo's co-founders, appears to be developing a TV device. Story

Cable news:

> Clearleap and Accedo are working together to sell TV Everywhere technology to TV newtorks and distributors. Story

Wireless news:

> Sprint and Dish will test a fixed wireless broadband service together. Story

And finally... A deal between Verizon and Intel for the chipmaker's over-the-top video technology was said to be imminent. Bloomberg reported last week that an agreement between the two companies for OnCue was close, but so far nothing has been announced. The report suggests Verizon will use the technology to offer pay-TV services outside its FiOS footprint. Whether that means to the entire U.S. or to customers of its DSL service where FiOS is not available is unclear. Read more