Rentrak fails first MRC audit; 'swatting' crime targets live-streaming gamers

More online video news from across the web:

> Rentrak's first audit by the Media Research Council rated it not yet ready for prime time. Story

> Google Fiber is testing real-time ad tracking technologies in its Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., operating area. Story

> Following Twitter's blocking of the app, Meerkat may be a perfect match with YouNow, a live-streaming social media app. Story

> Advertisers are increasingly demanding proof that their online video ads have been seen, as they step up the battle on click fraud. Story

> Amazon announced new features on its Fire TV Stick, including expandable USB storage and wireless listening via Bluetooth-enabled headphones. Release

> The growing allure of unbundling cable TV. Podcast

> India's performing artists are using online video parodies to protest the government's increasing bans on certain movies, speech and types of food. Story

> Voped, an end-to-end online video delivery platform, has been put up for sale--lock, stock and barrel. Post

> PlayStation Vue launched March 18, to mixed reviews. Story

> Yahoo has closed its Beijing R&D center, marking its full exit from China's market. Story (sub. req.)

> The CRTC may soon require Canadian pay-TV operators to allow subscribers to pick individual channels rather than being forced to buy channel bundles. Story

> Amazon greenlit the second season of its one-hour drama series, Bosch. Release

> Movies dropping off of Netflix on April 1 include '80s classics Pee Wee's Big Adventure, The Karate Kid (all three Daniel-san versions) and Mystic Pizza. Story

> Amazon is starting to leverage the live-streaming platform it gained when it bought Twitch. Story

> Cable operator WOW! is deploying a streaming video-integrated set-top box provided by Wurl as part of its new "Streamland" tier of service. Release

> Sources say Apple is planning to release its own set-top box in June. Story

> Live-streaming gamers on sites like Twitch are increasingly becoming victims of "swatting," in which pranksters call police to the gamers' homes using bogus reports of violence. Story

And finally… "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!" Bring your football: It's The Room, being done Rifftrax-style at Tribeca on April 17. Post

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