Wired founder: 'maybe streaming should be illegal'; BroadbandTV renews NBA content-management deal

More online video news from across the Web:

> Nicholas Negroponte, founder of Wired, posted a rambling video commentary at Big Think on net neutrality that included him positing that "maybe streaming should be illegal." Story

> Broadcasters are going for a knockout punch in Aereo's play to be considered a cable company. Story

> Vimeo has revamped its user interface on Roku to improve content discovery and reduce the number of steps it takes to actually play a video. Story

> Time Warner Cable customers can now access NBCUniversal channels through their TV Everywhere setups. Story

> BroadbandTV renewed a deal with the NBA to manage fan-uploaded videos of its basketball games on YouTube. Release

> Vine videos are one of the new categories included in this year's Streamy Awards, to be presented Sept. 7. Release

> WWE has launched in 170 countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, ahead of its Aug. 17 SummerSlam event. Story

> UK-based premium-content provider Endemol has teamed up with YouTube MCN star KSI on a new program, Rule'm Sports, which will challenge the gaming aficionado to master five real-world sports over the course of a year. Release

> Quid has "visualized" all 1.1 million net-neutrality comments to the FCC in an infographic. Story

> Ericsson will provide media- and broadcast-management services to Finnish channel MTV. Release

> Cablevision Optimum again topped Netflix's U.S. speed index for July, while Verizon's DSL bottomed out. Story

> Pluto.TV is now available on Amazon's Fire TV streaming device. Release

> WSJ tracks Alibaba's buying spree, which includes several Web purchases and a 16.5 percent stake in Youku Tudou, China's YouTube counterpart. Story

> Google acquired image-recognition startup Jetpac for an undisclosed sum. Story

> HEVC will dominate against other Ultra HD (4K) technologies, such as VP9. Here's why. Video

> Attempts to stem the tide of patent litigation have all but stalled in Congress and are unlikely to be revisited before the November elections. Story

> YouTube continues to update its streaming apps to be friendlier to TV-connected devices, starting with an update to its Xbox One app and continuing to other devices over the next few weeks. Story

> Online-video startups are eschewing Silicon Valley for Southern California, angling to be closer to the music and entertainment scene. Story

> The U.S. video entertainment market, including pay TV, box office, home video, VOD and online video, will peak at $123 billion in 2015, Futuresource Consulting says. Release

> The Premier League said it's clamping down on fans who post videos of goals made during the soccer league's season. Story

And finally … Steve Ballmer closed the final chapter on his era at Microsoft on Aug. 19 as he announced his resignation from the board. Ballmer retired as CEO six months ago. Story

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