Movie industry puts a stake through Popcorn Time; SpeedyPackets says it can end video buffering

More online video news from across the Web:

> The movie industry proudly announced that it has killed off Popcorn Time, the open-source content discovery app for pirated movies. Absolutely. They mean it. The Verge article

> WatchESPN's app will be available on the new Apple TV, the network announced. ESPN post

> So you want to be an OTT star? Big house, fine car? UK production company Spirit has teamed with Stylehaul to produce a series titled How To Be Internet Famous, streaming on All 4. Tubefilter article

> Cambridge, Mass., startup Speedy Packets says it can end video buffering thanks to its tech, which can transfer data packets 10 times faster than standard TCP/IP. Bloomberg article

> Content creators are increasingly having to produce video in various formats to reach a wider, more mobile audience. LA Times article

> Stream Con NYC this weekend saw creators being courted by a rapidly increasing number of online video outlets, giving them tempting options beyond YouTube. International Business Times article

> Microsoft reportedly plans to integrate Skype video calling directly into its Office and Outlook products. AsianAge article

And finally… Local, independent video rental stores, which, as Netflix streaming took over, stayed afloat by offering hard-to-find titles, are beginning to fade away, such as Vision Video in Athens, Ga. Article

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