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GameStop may create a gaming tablet, Netflix acquires the rights to stream "Mad Men," and YouTube may craft original content on new channels.
-It's Thursday, April 7th. I'm Natali Morris and it's time to get Loaded. YouTube may start offering channels with original programming according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Google has reportedly budgeted around $100 million to develop programming for channels around various categories like news or sports. There would be about 20 premium channels with 5 to 10 hours of professionally-produced original programming per week. This has not been confirmed yet. Toyota and Microsoft announced a $12 million deal in which Toyota will run its Smart Grid technology on Microsoft's cloud-based Azure technology. Toyota will use this in the company's electric cars so that consumers can monitor things like GPS and energy management. They expect these systems to be fully deployed by 2015. LinkedIn will now allow other websites to use its content with their professional Web platform. This is a lot like Facebook Connect where you can access your account information on other sites. This includes the ability to sign in to a new site with your existing LinkedIn account. There are rumors that a new version of Final Cut Pro is to be released next week. This is the software that a lot of filmmakers use to piece together video. We use it here at CNET TV for the video you are watching right now. Final Cut was last updated in 2009, so it's time. GameStop may be considering a gaming tablet. The company's president said that a gaming tablet paired with a Bluetooth controller is something that their partners may have up their sleeves. If they don't, GameStop may consider making one themselves. Netflix has acquired the rights to stream "Mad Men". The popular TV show is already available on Netflix if you wanna order the discs, but now you can stream it online, too. Netflix reportedly paid $900,000 per episode. The follow-up to last year's "NBA Jam" video game will be called "NBA Jam: On Fire Edition." This was announced by Electronic Arts. The game will come out this fall on PlayStation and Xbox. That's your news for the day. I will see you tomorrow. I'm Natali Morris with CNET and you've just been Loaded.