Today’s edition of the daily top videos article has mostly tech-related stuff, but it also has Netflix apologizing for the way it’s handled its recent pricing and plan restructuring. Of course the apology was accompanied by yet another controversial move.
There is also plenty of media industry drama, for those of you who have been following the AOL/TechCrunch plot. Let’s get to the videos.
Xbox Live running on Windows 8:
Pretty cool video of what it would “feel like to fly over planet Earth” has been making its way around the tech blogs and social networks:
A Hot Wheels publicity stunt that performed well on YouTube:
And an explanation of the campaign from BlogWell (via Business Insider):
Mattel: Hot Wheels’ Record Breaking Stunt, presented by Betsy Burkett and Gretchen de Castellane from GasPedal and SocialMedia.org on Vimeo.
One of the most talked about things on the web today is Netflix’s decision to split its DVD and streaming businesses into two. Here’s a video of CEO Reed Hastings talking about the decision and apologizing for how things have been going lately:
Google Wallet has also been a hot topic of conversation between the George Costanza teaser and a leaked document indicating it would be launching today. Here’s the video Google put out when it announced Google Wallet, in case you need a reminder of what it’s all about:
Here’s what Redmond Pie calls “the Best iPad Knock-Off We’ve Ever Seen”. It runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
Kara Swisher points to a pair of CNN interviews in which now former TechCrunch writer Paul Carr and herself talk about the drama that has recently unfolded at AOL and TechCrunch:
Interesting video from HakTip at Revision3 on how to make any application portable:
Gizmodo points to this video of a boat motor-powered blender: