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YouTube on The Tube

Apple TV is bringing the Internet’s most popular, originally created content to a living room near you by wirelessly streaming videos directly from YouTube.

“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living-room couch,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “YouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room.”

Since it launched last month, thousands of the most current YouTube videos are already available. The company is also adding thousands of new files each week until its full catalog is available this fall.

YouTube members can also login to their accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favorite videos.

Apple also announced that it is blocking access to MySpace in all Apple store locations due to overwhelming customer use. High access levels of the social-networking site were reportedly preventing other shoppers from accessing store products for test purposes.

Netflix, Lead in Customer Satisfaction

Netflix and top the list when it comes to satisfying their site visitors, while PCMall and have “the most opportunity for improvement,” according to the Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index released by market-research firm ForeSee Results.

Netflix and QVC tied with a score of 85, while, Barnes & Noble, L.L. Bean and Apple followed with ratings in the low 80s or high 70s. Nordstrom lead high-end retailers with a 73, but was beaten out by mass merchants such as J.C. Penney and Target, each of which scored 76. Wal-Mart scored a 75., and rounded out the bottom of the satisfaction index with scores of 68, 67, and 67, respectively.

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