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

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Whitepaper: How to Elevate Your Content Delivery Workflows With Dell EMC PowerScale

Learn how Dell EMC PowerScale helps meet surging viewer demand while reducing costs with a single centralized platform for the ingest, processing, and delivery of the content your viewers love.