Netflix Goes Wii

10:50 AM -- Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is bringing its streaming-video service to the Nintendo Wii, The New York Times reports.

The Wii is the most popular gaming console in the industry (Nintendo has sold 26 million of them in the U.S. alone) making this a key opportunity for Netflix to add to its current subscriber base of 11 million.

Both of the Wii's key competitors, the Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360, already offer Netflix. And unlike the Wii, both of these devices are capable of displaying high-definition streaming video.

In other news:

  • After experiencing a "highly sophisticated" attack targeted toward the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists last month, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is reassessing its presence in China. In a blog post today, David Drummond, SVP for corporate development and chief legal officer, said the search giant is no longer willing to censor its search results on Google.cn.

    "We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China," he wrote.

    Many are expressing admiration for Google's bold move; if the search giant follows through, it would be walking away from $600 million in yearly revenues and delivering a "highly unusual rebuke of China."

  • Twitter Inc. CEO Evan Williams disputed claims that Twitter's growth is flatlining yesterday by Tweeting, “Across all metrics that matter, yesterday was Twitter’s highest-usage day ever (and today will be bigger).” He hasn't specified which metrics matter. — Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Cable Digital News

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